[Samba] security = domain and NetBIOS aliases

Barry, Christopher cbarry at infiniconsys.com
Mon Apr 7 17:22:45 GMT 2003

Hi everyone,
	I rely on about 8 NetBIOS aliases on my samba filer. I have been using security = server, but I have been running to some strange issues where if a user just logs off and then back on, they are denied access to shares. If they reboot, they can then get back in ok. I've set debugging up, and it appears that samba does not recognize the user after a logoff/logon, and uses nobody as the user.
	It has been suggested using security = domain to resolve this issue. I had tried this (oh, back about 2 years ago), and I could not get it to work. I searched the web recently, and found another user with this problem, and his resolution was to include in his alias include file(s) a [global] section with:

security = domain
password server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
encrypt passwords = yes.

Now to my question:
Do I need to add each NetBIOS alias to the domain in Win2K?
AND, maybe more importantly, do I do a smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r PDC for each as well?

This is a live production system, so I just want to have my ducks in a row before attempting this.


Christopher Barry
Manager of Information Systems
InfiniCon Systems

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