authentication failing

Paul Hanson Paul.Hanson at
Tue Aug 3 17:08:39 GMT 1999

You may have read Jeremy's reply by now which suggests changing to
"security=server" mode.  This should solve your problem.  I was having
exactly the symptoms you describe on a Solaris 2.6 box until I switched.  

Paul Hanson
TV Guide Networks

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Christopherson [mailto:danch at]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 1999 10:46 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-TECHNICAL
Subject: Re: authentication failing

I've been seeing similiar behavior but have been unable to track it
down. It seems worse on our print server (Sun Ultra 1, Solaris 2.6) and
ClearCase VOB server (Sun 1000, Solaris 2.6) I haven't seen this happen
at all in conjunction with our Linux box (2.0.35), but that may just be
a difference in usage patterns.

It would help if this were more consistent. I've only had one report of
this behavior in the last 2-3 weeks.

Simon Falvey wrote:
> Hi,
> We have been running with 1.9.18 for some time and recently upgraded to
2.0.4 and then
> 2.0.5
> Since going to version 2 we have been having intermitant problems with PC
users accessing
> shares.
> The PC users are logging into an NT controlled domain and our SAMBA server
is using the
> domain PDC to authenticate against in "security=server" mode. Encrypted
passwords are
> used.
> Each time this problem occurs, the PDC returns (log level 9)
> [1999/08/03 08:54:52, 1] smbd/password.c:server_validate(1131)
>   password server UKNTPDC rejected the password
> Similar messages are logged in the event viewer of the PDC.
> This particular user was still able to see all the NT server shares but
none of the SAMBA
> shares. He rebooted and was subsiquently able to access all the shares
without problem. It
> does not seem to matter whether the user is running NT or Win9X the same
problem is
> happening apparently randomly. It is not a case of finger trouble either
as the one PDC is
> used for domain logins as for the shares from the NT servers and the SAMBA
> Has anyone seen this before? Any pointers of where to look for the
> Many Thanks
> Simon Falvey

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