No domain server was available...
fl at infodesign.net
Wed May 12 11:30:45 GMT 1999
Hi samba gurus !
We are currently using samba to share directories and printers between
Linux server and Windows clients. I have recently seen that samba can
be used for Windows network logons. I would like to use this functionality,
but I must miss something. I have read some documentation
(ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt, WinNT.txt, NTDOMAIN.txt, DOMAIN.txt,
mail archives, ...) and tested somehow different samba configurations to
use netlogon services from a W95 box, but the message of the Win95 box
is always the same :
"No domain server was available to validate your password..."
Still being in a test phase, I wanted to start playing with samba without
encrypted passwords. I modified the registery entry on the Windows
boxes to allow Plain Text Passwords.
Directories and printers sharing works very well.
I use RedHat Linux 5.2 (with PAM), samba 2.0.3 (from
samba-2.0.3-19990228.i386.rpm package), and Windows 95 OSR2.
Here is my samba configuration file :
[An attachment was originally included here].
Here is the contents of PAM file for samba :
auth required /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so nullok shadow
account required /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so
In netlogon section, I use a perl script to generate the logon batch. This
works nice when testing an authentication from smbclient.
But when I try to login from a Windows box, I have the "No domain..."
message. Samba does not log anything (seems it is not contacted by the
Windows box). Each test of the samba.org/samba/docs/DIAGNOSIS.html
list is successful.
What do I miss to have a Windows 95 box use samba's user
- I have no CONFIG.POL file in my netlogon directory. Is this mandatory ?
- Is it mandatory to use encrypted passwords ?
- Do you see what other thing should be done/tested ?
When my Windows 95 boxes will be able to use "netlogon", I will also use
this for some Windows NT 4SP4 Worstations. What will I have to change ?
Thanks a lot for any help,
Frédéric LEJAL <frederic.lejal at infodesign.net>
InfoDesign Communications S.A. T: +41-22-771.0440
1 chemin Plein-Vent, CH-1228 Arare-Genève F: +41-22-771.0441
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