Problem with 1.9.18p1 and password server

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Jan 19 16:54:38 GMT 1998


the problem is that the connection to each of the password servers takes
too long to time out: long enough for the client to think that the server
is dead.

what is needed in clientgen.c is some code that opens a socket on port 139
and then checks that the socket has been connected: at present it goes
ahead and attempts to send an smb session request without validating that
the socket is really connected.  this is probably confused by my
understanding of sockets, by the way. 


<a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
<a href=""> Samba Consultancy and Support </a>

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, malcolm melville +44 171 542 8472 wrote:

> In version 1.9.17.p2, a password server line in smb.conf could contain multiple
> server entries and if a username/password combination failed to validate on one
> server it would try against the next one until it got a match. Even if the
> account existed on the first server that was tried, and the password failed,
> then the subsequent server would be tried.
> We liked this feature as we have users on multiple domains with trust
> relationships across domains and different passwords for those accounts on the
> different domains.
> In 1.9.18p1 this no longer works - or maybe I have missed something. If an
> account is present but fails to authenticate against the first server, then
> subsequent servers are not used. This means that we have users who can no
> longer see their files.
> Is there some way of reinstating the old behaviour (albeit that the security is
> lower) than the new way?
> tia
> malcolm
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