Samaba Server Connectivity Problem (Critical)

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Mon Feb 12 14:14:41 GMT 2001

Hello Birjesh,
With encrypt passwords = yes, your samba server is going to be 
checking your password against the samba smbpasswd file, NOT the 
/etc/passwd file.  This means that you will need to add the user
to your smbpasswd file with the same password you unix user uses
via the smbpasswd program.
Also, since you already have a pdc in that domain, I would recommend
against setting domain master = yes in your smb.conf file.
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Brijesh Shah [mailto:ShahB at]
Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 5:40 PM
To: 'samba at'
Subject: Samaba Server Connectivity Problem (Critical)


We are setting up the samba server in our environment.

We have Sun Os 5.7 on Sun E 450(name ABC)

We installed the samba server on  ABC.

There is one unix user called DCCATG in Unix box ABC.

Our plan is to create a share for ATG Dir on Unix box ABC and give
permissions to only DCCATG Unix user.

We configured the smb.conf file as attached.


# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2001/02/09 08:58:51

# Global parameters
        workgroup = DCC
        encrypt passwords = yes
        security = user
        domain master = yes
        smb passwd file = /etc/opt/samba/private/smbpasswd

        writeable = Yes

        comment = For DCCATG USER Only
        path = /atg
        valid users = dccatg
        security = USER
        encrypt passwords = yes
        writeable = Yes

        comment = For DCCATG USER Only
        path = /Aruba_FC
        valid users = dccatg

        path = /test
        writeable = yes
        guest ok = yes

"smb.conf" 33 lines, 651 characters


We have the entry for DCCATG user in /etc/opt/samba/private/smbpasswd

We have set encrypted = yes

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