Share confusion

Wayne Stout waynestout at
Thu Feb 22 16:28:26 GMT 2001

Greetings, everyone.

I've got a RH 6.2 / Samba 2.0.7 file server with which I am having
difficulties. Our network consists of the following:

1 NT4 domain (Hantkc), 1 PDC (APS02) and 1 BDC (APS01). All pc's that
validate to the domain are NT4 Workstation.

8 Workgroups that do *not* validate to the Hantkc domain. These are
mainly Win95 machines, with a few NT machines scattered in for good

Samba is set up with "security = domain", which is probably part of the

PC's that validate to the domain can view the Samba shares with no
trouble. NT machines that are not in the domain can see the shares only
if I specify the "no-password" option on their smbuser account. (I use
Webmin for this)

However, I can't get the 95 machines to see all of the shares. If I log
into a Win95 machine as myself, I can see files in 3 out of the 5
shares, cannot access my personal share, and can see folders in the
Public share, but no files appear and I cannot copy a file to the share.

In the logs, I get the following errors:

[2001/02/22 15:57:20, 1] smbd/service.c:close_cnum(583)
  creative ( closed connection to service public
[2001/02/22 15:58:01, 0]
  cli_net_sam_logon: NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER
[2001/02/22 15:58:01, 0] smbd/password.c:domain_client_validate(1470)
  domain_client_validate: unable to validate password for user wayne in
domain M
ARKETING to Domain controller APS02. Error was NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER.
[2001/02/22 15:58:01, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection(550)
  creative ( connect to service public as user wayne
(uid=819, gid=10
1) (pid 23270)

My /etc/smb.conf looks like this:


   workgroup = HANTKC
   netbios name = CPQ350
   server string = Samba Server
   hosts allow = 128.2. 127.
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = no
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   security = domain
   password server = APS02,APS01
   domain master = no
   local master = no
   preferred master = no
   os level = 0
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd
   root preexec = /usr/local/bin/ %u
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   remote browse sync =
   remote announce =
   name resolve order = hosts lmhosts bcast
   dns proxy = no 
   comment = Home Directories
   path = /s2/%m
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

        printable = no
        comment = Public Stuff
        case sensitive = yes
        short preserve case = yes
        preserve case = yes
        writable = yes
        path = /s1/public
        public = yes
        directory mask = 0777

   comment = VSI Fax webserver directory
   path = /usr/vsifax3/webserver
   valid users = wayne,doug
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no

   comment = MIS share
   path = /s1/mis
   valid users = @mis
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no

        comment = Reports
        path = /s1/rpt

        path = /s1/sales

I don't understand why I can see the Mis, Rpt, and vsiweb shares fine,
but cannot see the Public and home share.

Anyone have any ideas? I was hoping to use Domain security, but I am
beginning to think I won't be able to.

Thanks in advance.


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