[Samba] Windows 2000 login bug?

Stuart Carter, Desert Rat IT Ltd Stuart.Carter at DesertRat.IT
Thu Jun 13 04:43:02 GMT 2002

I am using E-Smith server as my internet gateway/firewall and as a seperate 

Clients using this are: Windows 2000 Pro SP2, Windows 2000 Server SP2, 
RedHat linux.

I have already upgraded Samba on the E-Smith server to Samba 2.2.3a.

This is the problem I have:

Quick summary of my home network:

I have a Windows 2000 server which administers domain foo.com. This server 
has an "account" on the e-smith server (the admin account has been renamed, 
and is a user on the e-smith server).

I have an e-smith server which administers domain bar.com.
E-smith is the gateway/firewall/router for our broadband access.

Whenever I try to browse the samba share on the bar.com (e-smith) server, 
from my Win2000 workstation or server, I get 

"\\<server> is not accessible. The account is not authorized to log in from 
this station."

All of the devices are on the same IP range - 10.2.2.x. The e-smith box is, the windows server and desktops all have fixed IP addresses 
allocated by the e-smith server.

I can ping the e-smith box from the Windows boxen.

I can ping the Win server from e-smith.

I am not challenged for user id / pwd when trying to browse the e-smith 
area from the Windows boxen (I am using Network Neighbourhood to browse, 
rather than typing in start - run - \\server\folder).

There are accounts for the Windows users in the e-smith domain, with the 
same passwords as on the Windows domain.

There are hostnames for the Win boxen in the e-smith domain.

The e-smith server IP address is set as the default gateway and DNS server 
in the 'doze TCP/IP settings.

I will be much obliged for any help or advice.


Stuart Carter
Desert Rat IT Ltd
Phone 0780 1627171
Fax 0709 204 5442

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