[Samba] Errors in browsing and authentication on a FreeBSD dual samba/samba-tng installation

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Tue Apr 29 16:28:07 GMT 2003

On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Martyn Hill wrote:

> Dear list
> I haven't been able to track down the cause of the following problems and
> hope someone can shed some light...
> We have been running samba-tng successfully on our school FreeBSD 4.5RELENG
> server for 18 months or so, but now need the facility of downloadable
> printer drivers for our W2k clients.
> I have installed samba 2.2.7a alongside our running samba-tng (2.6.1cvs) in
> a dual head configuration. After some fiddling to get the log and pid files
> separated and adjusting the two independent smb.confs more or less according
> to the now legendary, but out of date, dual-samba FAQ, the two sambas are
> running together. Samba has been successfully joined to the TNG domain.
> The "new" samba is given the same netbios name and IP address as the
> original, while samba-tng is assigned a new name and (aliased) IP. The WINS
> server address has been updated on the test clients to point to the new IP
> address (i.e. TNG.)
> TNG reports no problems and ticks along, logging in users as before.
> However, samba is making itself heard in the system log file and, rather
> more irritatingly, repeating itself multiple times on the console.

Have you checked to see what are your settings in smb.conf [globals] for
"syslog =", if this is not '0' and your syslog control file (on Linux it
is /etc/syslog.conf) directs certain system messages to the console, and
samba issues those messages to syslog, then you would expect to see such
messages on the console. That is not a Samba problem but a basic system
administration issue.

> I've replaced the real server and client names in the following messages
> with *server* and *client* because I'm paranoid...
> 1) How to persuade samba to leave the console alone?

In smb.conf [globals], set:
	syslog = 0

In /etc/syslog.conf make sure no messages go to /dev/console.

> 2) Whenever samba is started 2 similar messages appear in the system log
> file, like the one below.
>   Apr 28 21:42:01 *server* nmbd[14279]: [2003/04/28 21:42:01, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_responserecordsdb.c:find_response_record(235)
>   Apr 28 21:42:01 *server* nmbd[14279]:   find_response_record: response
> packet id 4034 received with no matching record.
> 3) When browsing through Network Neighbourhood on W2k, slow refresh of
> browse list, then slow to display contents of a shared folder. Normal
> connections through mapped drives are fine.
> The following message appears (when browsing the share "office"):

Where is your WINS server? If samba, does it have in smb.conf [globals]:
	wins support = Yes

If so, do ALL you MS Windows client have the TCP/IP address of your WINS
server in their IP configs?

>   Apr 28 21:22:48 *server* smbd[14167]: [2003/04/28 21:22:48, 0]
> smbd/service.c:make_connection(252)
>   Apr 28 21:22:48 *server* smbd[14167]:   *client* (10.x.x.x) couldn't find
> service office.dll
> 4) When (successfully) logged on with an alias of Unix account "root"
> (mapped in the samba-tng "Domain users map" file), access to any share is
> prohibited with the following message:
>   Apr 28 21:42:18 *server* smbd[14280]: [2003/04/28 21:42:18, 0]
> smbd/password.c:authorise_login(863)
>   Apr 28 21:42:18 *server* smbd[14280]:   authorise_login: rejected invalid
> user nobody

Do you have an account on your samba server called 'nobody'? If not, then
you should allocate a unix account in smb.conf [globals] as:
	guest account = 'account_name'

> 5) I haven't attempted to manipulate any machine/domain SIDs. Bearing in
> mind that server netbios names have been changed, should this be necessary?

If you change the samba machine name then a new SID will be generated
automatically. You can recover the old sid using the smbpasswd command (as

> Any help would be welcome, including flames/polite pointers to existing
> postings...
> Martyn Hill
> Network Administrator
> St James Independent School
> London

-John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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