security=domain bombs

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri May 22 14:54:48 GMT 1998

On Sat, 23 May 1998, Gerald Carter wrote:

> Andrew Perrin - Demography wrote:
> > 
> > On advice of helpful folks from the list, I tried to switch our Samba
> > server from security=server with password server = <pdc name> over to
> > security=domain.  I get invalid password errors when connecting from 
> > NT, and Session Setup failure when using smbclient.  Once I also got 
> > "Your server software is being unfriendly" from smbclient.
> Make sure that the private/<DOMAIN>.<MACHINENAME>.mac file exists on the
> samba domain client.  When I just recently set this up, the file was
> created but called MACHINE.SID.

OOPS!  that's not good...

>  rename this file to
> <DOMAIN>.<MACHINENAME>.mac and mae sure that you have added the machine
> account for the samba client on the PDC ( Samba or NT ).

jeremy posted instructions: they will be in the archives.

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