AW: [Samba] user root is not accepted anymore

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at
Tue Oct 22 16:11:08 GMT 2002

On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 10:10, rudi.labermeier at wrote:
> 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.
compare the /etc/pam.d subdirectories on these machines to find out 
why samba is not allowed to log in...

there may be a file calles samba in there that will be the most
relevant.Otherwise maybe the default is being used...

I believe there is a config setting telling samba to obey PAMs

You could either configure samba to ignore PAM or fix PAM.


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