problem with password server

David Bear David.Bear at
Fri May 9 20:53:34 GMT 2003

I'm running samba 2.2.8a on freebsd.  I'm using 
security = server
password server = "WIN2000"  

The system runs smoothly for a couple of days, then suddenly, certain
users -- NOT ALL USERS -- get rejected when attempting to use a share. 

It looked like an authentication issue so I set debug level = 8 and
watched the log files.

Here's what was generated.
[2003/05/09 13:14:13, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:set_sec_ctx(329)
  setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2003/05/09 13:14:13, 5] smbd/uid.c:change_to_root_user(217)
  change_to_root_user: now uid=(0,0) gid=(0,0)
[2003/05/09 13:14:13, 3] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(880)
  Domain=[PP086187]  NativeOS=[Windows 2000 2195]
NativeLanMan=[Windows 2000 5.0]
[2003/05/09 13:14:13, 3] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(890)
[2003/05/09 13:14:13, 1] smbd/password.c:server_validate(1102)
  password server  is not connected

After this it begins looking through local passwd file but of course
the search fails.  I don't understand why the system just says:

password server is not connected

What reason could there be for this?  The password server is still
alive and I know it functions because other samba servers are using it
without complaint.  Is there some other place to look into why samba
is not connecting back to the password server?

David Bear
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