I have a linux machine with a samba-share. Other windows machines can access that samba-share no problem. Now I have a new MacBook running Snow Leopard and I have no clue on how to access it. In finder it shows the linux-machine, but I have no idea how to access it. In some blog it said that this:

`smbclient -U <username> -L <hostname>`

can be used to list samba-shares. When I do it, I get

`session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE`

I am at a loss here. Any help on how to approach that problem would be appreciated. Can you provide some hints or point me to some good howto?

EDIT Ok, I am stupid. It was configuration error on the samba-server, I mixed up the passwords.

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    by all means post your own answer below, to explain the problem and any steps you took to solve it. you can accept it after a couple of days. it may seem like a silly mistake but this info may help someone else in the future. thanks! – quack quixote Apr 19 '10 at 12:30

You don't need to use the command line. You can just browse to in the Finder (Go => Connect to Server...). If it doesn't show up in the browser for some reason then you can also type a URL of the form:



When in finder hit command+k and type smb://servername/share into the box.

  • I tried this, the problem is, it doesn't recognize the password. – Björn Pollex Apr 6 '10 at 20:14

As suggested by @quack quixote I post my own answer here. The problem was that I simply forgot that you can have a Samba manages its users independently from the system, accounts with the same name can have different passwords. I set the passwords to be the same, and now it works.

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