Help with NT domain

Samba-Support samba at
Thu Dec 31 03:27:01 GMT 1998

On Thu, 31 Dec 1998, Max Wheatley wrote:

> Hi Michael ( and the rest of the list )
> Michael Hinz wrote:
> > So, add the following line to your smb.conf and it will work.
> > 
> >         security = user
> > 
> Hmmmm well when I read the doc' I read it as exactly the opposite, but
> hey. Anyway I changed this and it works fine. Thanks for your help.

I guessed this was your problem. NT users USER level security.

> The big thing I found out though was the length of the machine name
> woodstock exceeds 8 characters ..... maybe that is why smbpasswd -a -m
> woodstock, would not or could not write the password field ... Changed
> machine name to marica and all is OK.

This is NOT a Samba problem but an OS limitation on your platform.

> I then spent some time sorting out profiles ..... Much confusion. I have
> the users profile in their home directory\profile. For the moment this
> seems to work, but can't see how. A few words of enlightenment may help.

Profiles with NT are still a bit tricky! Maybe it will be sorted out in

> I got login scripts to work.
> I haven't checked polices yet as i have a problem.
> I read the bit about "domain admins" in the "FAQ for Samba NTDOM PDC
> support" paper. I followed that example and set it up, the only problem

The NTDOM FAQ is for Samba-2.1.0. Samba-2.0.0 does have some limited NT
Domain Control ability but it is far from complete. The Samba-Team
official position on NT Domain Control is that it is NOT supported for

> is testparms chokes on the "domain map group" & "local group map". When
> I use SWAT and look at the "full" view it shows: 

"domain group map" and "local group map" are specific to Samba-2.1.0
the ones below are specific to samba-2.0.0 and do not function correctly,
that is why the change was made in 2.1.0.

>            domain admin group = 
>            domain guest group = 
>            domain admin users = 
>            domain guest users = 
> .... did I miss something here ????
> One last little question, in beta4 smbmount doesn't compile "out of the
> box" no more, do I need to modify the make file ? or is there some
> reason why I don't need it no more ??

smbmount / smbumount are NOT part of Samba. They are part only of the
Linux SMBFS package. That is what you need to update. The Samba-Team does
NOT support smbmount.

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