[Samba] security vs domain in configuration file

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Oct 3 23:21:02 GMT 2002

murali at epiphany.com wrote:
>         Greetings!
>         When I changed the security = domain in the configuration file,
>         from MS windows, I get Access denied those Unix shares. Whereas,
>         it works if security = server (shown below)
>          security = server
>          password server =
>         The Unix Shares are authenticated against NT domain.
>         Any help or clues how to debug this? It has been suggested in this
>         forum it is better to have domain instead of server. Any reasons for
> that..

If you set 'security=domain' you must join the domain first.  See
smbpasswd -j -Uadmin%pass

Andrew Bartlett

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