[Samba] Samba 3 beta 3 helpers and squid?

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Aug 6 11:58:10 GMT 2003

I'm trying the new RHEL 3 beta, which comes with samba 3 beta 3, and
squid 2.5.STABLE3.  Both samba and squid seem appropriately compiled...
and I'm using the same config files as samba 2.2.8a and squid
2.5.stable3 (which worked), but windows authentication with the helpers
is failing.

I asked the squid list first, and got
"Samba 3 supports Basic and NTLM authentication for Squid and many 
other programs. See the Samba release notes (I think).

With Samba 3 you DO NOT use the helpers shipped with Squid. Samba 3 
includes it's own authentication helper."

Yet I find no references to samba's own authentication helper in the
README or HOWTO-Collection.  What authentication helpers should I be

This is what I'm seeing.

wbinfo -a DOMAIN\\user%password returns
plaintext password authentication succeeded
challenge/response password authentication succeeded

Yet the squid helpers give errors:
./wb_group -d
/wb_group[8231](wb_check_group.c:322): External ACL winbindd group
helper build Jul 16 2003, 14:34:52 starting up...
DOMAIN\user Group
/wb_group[8231](wb_check_group.c:343): Got 'DOMAIN\user Group' from
Squid (length: 33).
/wb_group[8231](wb_check_group.c:231): Warning: Can't enum user groups.


# ./wb_auth -d
/wb_auth[8232](wb_basic_auth.c:168): basic winbindd auth helper build
Jul 16 2003, 14:34:36 starting up...
DOMAIN\User password
/wb_auth[8232](wb_basic_auth.c:129): Got 'DOMAIN\User  from squid
(length: 29).
/wb_auth[8232](wb_basic_auth.c:55): winbindd result: -1
/wb_auth[8232](wb_basic_auth.c:60): sending 'ERR' to squid

Does samba 3 use different helpers, or should I be opening up a bug
report for redhat?

~ Daniel


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