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Connect to Server... Error

464 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 12:20 PM by Neville Hillyer RSS
gianic Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 7, 2012 10:16 AM

I am getting a wrong password indicator (shake) when I try to "Connect to Server..." using the username Root and correct password.  The server I am trying to connect to is a Lion Mac Mini.  This worked fine for me up until a week ago.  I had shutdown the lab, including the Mac Mini Server, come back from a week off and now, it won't connect.  I have tried connecting from different computers, no luck.  I have tried reseting the Root password on the server, no luck.  I have tried diableing and re-enabling Root user, no luck.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,545 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to gianic)

    What protocol?  VNC (screen sharing), AFP (file sharing), SMB (Windows CIFS/SMB file sharing), ssh (remote command line login)?  Other?

     

    Do you have other accounts on the Mac mini?  Have you tried any of those?

     

    For the protocol in question, does the Mac mini System Preferences -> Sharing -> xyz service ->  permissions section allow access?

     

    Have you looked in the /var/log/secure.log ?

    The /var/log/system.log ?

    Looking for any related messages at the time the connection attempt was made.

  • BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (12,545 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to gianic)

    You can get to them via Applications -> Utilities -> Console

     

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  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 11:37 AM (in response to gianic)

    If I remember correctly OS X does not normally allow external root access over AFP.

  • Neville Hillyer Level 4 Level 4 (1,845 points)
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    Dec 7, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to gianic)

    I would expect difficulties with Root rather than root but this may depend upon the disk format used.

     

    I only have Leopard and Tiger and don't recall ever being able to use AFP with root.

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