[Samba] Account Lockout using Security=Server

Evans Chris - cevans Chris.Evans at acxiom.com
Fri Jan 31 22:32:10 GMT 2003

      Hi all,

   I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I am not a Samba user
although we have several instances of Samba running in our organization. We
are running into a problem with Samba machines locking out user accounts in
our Windows 2000 domain. I have found a little information about this but
nothing in depth. The Samba servers are configured to use security=server
and are using our domain controllers as password servers. Every time a user
accesses one of the samba boxes 2 incorrect password attempts is logged on
the Windows 2000 domain controller. Apparently security=domain resolves this
but if possible I would like an explanation of why Samba tries to use an
incorrect password the first 2 times it tries to validate the user? Any
information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...Chris


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