PR #s 25271, 25273, 25445 security=domain does not work onSolaris

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Mon Sep 9 15:44:01 GMT 2002

Tim Allen wrote:
> I have posted to this group in the past and been told that the behavior
> I'm seeing is not correct. My main file server (Samba/Linux) does not
> behave this way (similar smb.conf). 

And the symptom was:
| I have posted to the user groups and think I have found a bug. Our
| RHL6.2 box running samba 2.0.6 is a member of our NT domain. An NT
| (say jbloggs) cannot browse the unix/samba box unless there is a
| corresponding unix user (jbloggs) on the unix box; this is the
| (and correct??!) behavior. We have added samba 2.2.2 to one of our
| boxes (Solaris 8) and now we appear to have to add users to the
| "smbusers" file in addition to (or instead of) just having a
| corresponding unix user. I will supply further information
| log files, whatever) as requested.

	You normally need a Unix user, but if you wish to use
	the NT form of encrypted passwords, you also have
	to have an entry for the user in the smbpasswd file.
	As security=domain requires encrypted passwords,
	I'm afraid you're stuck with it!

	I run inside a firewall, and so don't use domains.

--dave (security = user) c-b
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