AW: [Samba] user root is not accepted anymore

rudi.labermeier at rudi.labermeier at
Tue Oct 22 14:10:01 GMT 2002

I tried it but it doesn't work.
For me it looks like a problem with PAM. Rejecting sound like "ok, you typed in the right password, but you're not allowed to login..."

We've got a second system for failover and the samba configuration-files are 100% identical - but samba-login as root works.
By the way, the smbpasswd file on the failover-system doesn't contain a entry for root, too.

So for me it looks like a problem between samba and PAM or PAM is unable to verify the login.

But more and more I get lack of ideas....

  Rudi Labermeier
  IT Administrator

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                      Andrew Gaffney                                                                                                                                                  
                      <agaffney at locutu             To:  Rudi Labermeier/STN/SC/PHILIPS at EMEA1                                                                                          
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                      22.10.02 15:08               Subject:   Re: AW: [Samba] user root is not accepted anymore                                                                       

rudi.labermeier at wrote:
> Hi,
> for me it looks not like a configuration problem.
> After a new reinstallation of samba i found the message
>       smb_pam_passcheck: PAM: smb_pam_auth failed - Rejecting User root !
> in log.smbd
> Any more ideas?

try 'smbpasswd -a root'. Since it said that the user root didn't exist
in the smbpasswd file, try adding it back

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