[xubuntu-users] smbclient connecting to a Red Hat EPEL 6 share

Luna Moon lunasilvermoon at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 16:49:01 UTC 2012

On 04/30/2012 11:45 AM, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
> On 30/04/12 05:08, Luna Moon wrote:
>> On 04/29/2012 03:41 PM, Luna Moon wrote:
>>> Are you guys having trouble connecting to a samba shares?  I know I 
>>> do, my Red Hat server has samba setup and it works great with 
>>> windows clients, but when I installed Xubuntu 12.04 I cannot connect 
>>> to any of the shares unless they have no log in.  Like anonymous 
>>> work fine but others don't.  I know i am typing the password correct 
>>> but it won't connect.
>>> I have already have
>>> client lanman auth = yes
>>> client ntmlv2 auth = no
>>> Domain=[MYGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.10-115.el6_2]
>>> Server not using user level security and no password supplied.
>>> tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_WRONG_PASSWORD
>>> Is there extra steps I have to do for Xubuntu?  Anybody can kindly 
>>> point me to the right direction.
>> I fixed it already I'm thinking samba or it could be Linux(more 
>> thinking samba) does not like passwords with certain symbols.  I 
>> redid the passwords to only numbers and letters though I like symbols 
>> but that is a limitation I did not know I would face.  I CentOS 6 
>> samba take passwords symbols correctly it could be a bug who knows.
> What are you using to connect to the shares? Make sure cifs-utils is 
> installed, then in a terminal, try:
> sudo mount.cifs //server/share /mnt/your-mount-point -o user=username 
> password=password
> (change the fields for your details).
> If you are using the server often, add it to /etc/fstab:
> //server/share /mount/point    cifs    
> credentials=path/to/credentials/file,utf8    0    0
> To allow normal users to mount it, add:
> //server/share /mount/point    cifs    
> credentials=path/to/credentials/file,utf8,user    0    0
> To prevent it from mounting at boot time, use
> //server/share /mount/point    cifs    
> credentials=path/to/credentials/file,utf8,noauto    0    0
> A credentials file should just contain:
> username=whateverusernameis
> password=sharepassword
> If you really want a gui method (slower, and not as reliable) make 
> sure gvfs-backends is installed, and browse shares under network in 
> thunar (or do control-L, and smb://server/share).
> Hope this is of some help.
> Joshua
I was not mount shares(even though it does mount it somewhere for the 
time being) it was really the password with symbols.  Anyways its 
working correctly now, thanks for the information.

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