[Samba] SAMBA, NIS and NFS

Lance Rathbone l.rathbone at imb.uq.edu.au
Mon Jul 21 22:42:09 GMT 2003

Hi All

Some background first

I have been asked to set up an environment involving three machines

1. A windows 2000 client
2. A Solaris 8 E450 / NIS client
3. An SGI IRIX fileserver/ NIS server holding user home directories

The E450 NFS mounts the SGI and users have their home directories on 
the SGI. When users want to test their application software they ssh 
from their windows client into the Solaris machine and use their 
files in their home directory on the SGI.  Authentication is managed 
by NIS. That all works fine.

The icing on the cake is that users also want to see their home 
directories from their windows machine as a share...enter SAMBA

I installed SAMBA on the Solaris E450. (because I have complete 
control on the Solaris machine but I can only make requests regarding 
the SGI)

Now the problem: When I try to mount the share in windows from the 
command prompt using: "net use h: \\mar-pepe\lrathbone", I get the 
error :
System error 1240 has occurred.
The account is not authorized to log in from this station.

When I try to log in from any UNIX box (Solaris/Linux) using: 
"smbclient //mar-pepe/lrathbone -U lrathbone" ,I have no problem 
getting in.

I was wondering if anyone could spot the problem with my configuration?

Thanks in advance
Lance Rathbone

My smb.conf looks like this:

workgroup = IMB
netbios name = mar-pepe
server string = Bioinformatics Samba Server
;hosts allow = 130.102.116. 130.102.117. 130.102.118. 130.102.119.

log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
log level = 2
max log size = 50
security = user
socket options = TCP_NODELAY

# Network Browsing
; local master = no
; os level = 20
; domain master = yes
; preferred master = yes
# WINS & Name Resolution
; wins support = yes
wins server = if-directory.imb.uq.edu.au

# Passwords & Authentication
password level = 8
encrypt passwords = no
; unix password sync = yes
; passwd chat = <custom chat string>
; pam password change = yes
# Domain Control
;   domain logons = yes
; logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
; logon script = %U.bat
; logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# only used when acting as a DC for WinNT/2k/XP.  Ignored by Win9x clients
; logon home = \\%L\%U
# What drive should the "logon home" be mounted at upon login ?
logon drive = y:

# Printing
load printers = yes
; printcap name = /etc/printcap
; printcap name = lpstat
; printing = bsd
; disable spoolss = yes

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================

comment = Home Directories
guest ok = no
read only = no
browseable = no
writable = yes

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
; [netlogon]
;    comment = Network Logon Service
;    path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
;    guest ok = yes
;    writable = no
;    share modes = no

[printers]   comment = All Printers
    path = /usr/spool/samba
    browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
    guest ok = no
    writable = no
    printable = yes

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