samba F9 problem - matchname: host name/address mismatch

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak mjc at
Mon Jun 23 18:39:57 UTC 2008

Craig White wrote:
> I suppose that you could up the log level of samba to get more useful
> logs but then you'd have to go through the logs to figure it out.

Did that, and ... drum roll ... found the problem!

Current samba releases disable lanman authentication by default. And 
they quietly delete the old lanman hashes from the user database. A 
double whammy:

I had to add:

lanman auth = yes
client plaintext auth = yes    # not sure if this is needed
client lanman auth = yes

AND reset the W98 user's password in Samba.

Thanks for your suggestions, Craig!

- Mike

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