Newly added users cant connect until samba restart

pcdr at pcdr at
Wed Mar 25 22:04:42 GMT 1998


We have samba-1.9.18p3 on Linux 2.0.33 with shadow-971001.  Samba
was compiled cleanly with the linux/shadow options in the Makefile so I
think I have a good server.

Our problem is getting newly added users to connect to a running server
without restarting the process. I have verified the password and account
on the linux side is setup correctly and done everything I can to find the
source of the problem without success.

I have a level 10 log (if someone wants/needs to see it) from one of the
clients and here is a sample session from smbclient. 

=---- smbclient start -------------------------------------------------=
[root at tif-01 samba]# smbclient \\\\server\\share -U julij
Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Got a positive name query response from ( )
Server time is Wed Mar 25 10:34:57 1998
Timezone is UTC-5.0
Session setup failed for username=julij myname=TIF-01 destname=SERVER
ERRSRV - ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair in a Tree Connect or
Session Setup
are invalid.)
You might find the -U, -W or -n options useful
Sometimes you have to use `-n USERNAME' (particularly with OS/2)
Some servers also insist on uppercase-only passwords
=--- end --------------------------------------------------------------=

I am assuming that samba isn't recognizing changes in /etc/shadow and/or
/etc/passwd or loads these files once on startup but I'm not sure. Any
help you folks can give me is greatly appreciated! 

Andy McRory

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