[Samba] Strange winbindd situation

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Wed Dec 11 19:34:01 GMT 2002

Hash: SHA1

> Message: 12
> Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 11:37:08 -0500
> From: George Lenzer <George.Lenzer at cpl.org>
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Strange winbindd situation

> -What would cause these connections?
> -Something malicious, or just a quirk with the clients?
> -As far as I can tell, these clients all seem to be Win2K and XP.  Is
> this something natural to those clients?  Maybe they search for shares
> and this results in logons?

This seems like normal windows operation to me ... epsecially if you
have printer shares on your machine.

If you don't want to see this:
1)Don't run samba if you don't need to
2)If you do need to run samba, but don't need to auto-create home
directory shares for users, turn off pam obedience 'obey pam
restrictions = no'. This is actually the default, but in many
circumstances it's very convenient to set 'obey pam restrictions = yes'.

Making your samba server non-browseable may also help matters ...


- --
|--------------Another happy Mandrake Club member--------------|
Buchan Milne                Mechanical Engineer, Network Manager
Cellphone * Work            +27 82 472 2231 * +27 21 8828820x121
Stellenbosch Automotive Engineering         http://www.cae.co.za
GPG Key                   http://ranger.dnsalias.com/bgmilne.asc
1024D/60D204A7 2919 E232 5610 A038 87B1 72D6 AC92 BA50 60D2 04A7
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org


More information about the samba mailing list