samba sevices loses login after idle time (overnight)

H.-P. Ermert ermert at
Fri May 21 06:58:01 GMT 1999

samba at wrote:
>                             SAMBA Digest 2098
> Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 11:53:58 -0000
> From: "Robert W. Fowler" <RFowler at>
> To: <samba at>
> Subject: samba sevices loses login after idle time (overnight)
> Message-ID: <002e01bea380$9c8732c0$2d0aa8c0 at>
> Would anyone know why IF, my samba 2.0.3 master logon server drops out
> after a period of inactivity ?
> scenario 1   all client machines off at night , samba server stay's
> on, no connections. as client machines
> try to logon in the morning they get a message saying "no domain logon
> server found", and if they restart
> samba  -   #  /root/samba restart
> they can login with no problem.?
> i have the
> null passwords = ok  to avoid any password problems, this system is
> kinda a non-security system.
> is there a setting in samba to avoid TIME-OUT if there are no active
> connections ...Thanks   Rob F.

My problem was, that overnight after NT-Clients were shutdown or logged
out, all users got the error message, that their password was invalid. A
workaround was to restart samba. But this was unaccaptable.
Version 2.0.4x seems not to produce this problem anymore. Maybe you
should also try 2.0.4b .
Samba is not running as a PDC, but only as server.

Regards Peter
//- Hanns-Peter Ermert in Berlin - ermert at snafu - dot - de -

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