Security=Server vs Security=Domain

Simon Murcott simonmu at
Wed Sep 15 20:45:27 GMT 1999

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, Mike Oswell wrote:

   I am running samba v2.0.5a in a mostly Windows NT environment.  All of the
   windows NT machines are part of a domain, but every now and again we need
   to be able to access shares with a non-domain NT machine.  The problem is
   that when I try to connect to a share from a machine that is not a member
   of the domain, I get the following error (after typing in a valid username
   and password)
   domain_client_validate: unable to validate password for user oswell in
   domain SOLAR to Domain controller PDC-VAN. Error was
   SOLAR is actually the name of the machine that I am connecting from, not
   the actual domain name. If I switch security to be server, it works fine
   and I am allowed to connect to that share.
   Any idea what is missing here?  Should I not be able to connect to shares
   with security=domain from a machine that is not in the domain, so long as 
   I enter a valid username/password?
When you connect use the "Connect as" box in NT and put "domainname/username" in
the username field. The other thing to do is to put users into that machine's
local password database.


Simon Murcott

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