security = server broken?

Samuel C. Martinez scmartin at
Thu Feb 19 19:49:18 GMT 1998

With the Samba version 1.9.18 versions of Samba the security = server only
accepts a NT password server that is a PDC, and not just a workgroup NT
server.   I get "Acccess is Denied" and the following entry in the smb.log
file debug level=10:

Got device type A:
Allowed connection from ( to scmartin
Scanning username map /usr/local/samba/lib/
02/19/1998 12:31:47 invalid username/password for scmartin
02/19/1998 12:31:47 error packet at line 171 cmd=117 (SMBtconX) eclass=2
error string = Permission denied

This was working before in Samba version 1.9.17 and below.  What is broken?
Is this just an added feature? Can this be fixed  by  a modification in the
source files so that any NT server regardless of whether it is a PDC or not
can authenticate Samba passwords?  Thanks for any and all help!  We are
using the WinCenter Pro multi-user NT product that has a built-in NIS
program.   Since we are using NIS on these NT servers most of them are not
configured as PDCs.  

Note: I searched in the docs directory for documentation on this, BUGS.txt.
 security_level.txt, DIAGNOSIS.txt, etc but could not find any answers.
Thank you in advance for any and all help.

Samuel C. Martinez, Computer Specialist
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division
Branch of Quality Systems    
P.O. Box 25046, MS 401
Denver, CO 80225
E-mail:  scmartin at
Phone:  (303) 236-1870 x304 
Fax: (303) 236-1880

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