SAMBA digest 1408

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Wed Sep 3 19:37:48 GMT 1997

On Thu, 4 Sep 1997, Marco A. Zamora wrote:

> > From: Frank Varnavas <varnavas at>
> > Subject: RE: NT server dropping APPS due to samba
> > 
> > I  sent the  following   to the first    guy reporting the "NT  server
> > dropping apps due to samba" problem.  I  haven't had any feedback so I
> > don't know if it helped him or not.
> > 
> > The synopsis  is that when samba  does his 'man  in the middle' server
> > authentication the PDC thinks  that the original client connection  is
> > no longer valid and drops  it.  The fix is   for samba to not use  the
> > same name as the client when connecting to the PDC.
> Hmmm... I think that this behavior merits changing Samba's authentication
> mechanism for security=server. 
> I'd suggest doing what Win95 does when validating client connections with
> user-level access control. Maybe if someone captures a trace between a Win95
> "server" asking autentication from a WinNT PDC this could be implemented (I
> don't have the tools or know ledge to interpret the trace). 

thanks for the suggestion.  it would be a weekends' work, or a few evenings.


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