[Samba] I see my samba server but.............

Buchan Milne bgmilne at cae.co.za
Thu Mar 27 12:30:08 GMT 2003

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> Here I go guys!
> I've already changed the configuration of my sbm.conf, also I made my
> server to be configured as a windows domain, yes! it is found in my
> domain now but as doing double click on this machine (samba) it asks
me for
> a user and passsword, it does not let me get into it, I have created the
> same samba users as windows, but without any results.
> I appreciate your help :
> (See attached file: samba1.jpg)
> And my samba config files is:

Looks like it was a Mandrake 9.0 default config file until you crucified
it with SWAT ;-).

The best option for you may be winbind. If you have not got too much
time invested in this machine, you may consider doing an installation in
expert mode, where you can choose to have authentication via a Windows
Domain (which sets up winbind).

If not, you need to do this manually.

1)Install samba-winbind, either with software manager, or:

# urpmi samba-winbind

2)Get a decent config file (backing up your current one)

# cp /etc/samba/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf.backup
# cp /etc/samba/smb-winbind.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf

3)Edit the file with the text editor of your choice, spend 5 minutes
reading it first, then change your workgroup name back as it was.

4)Join the domain
# smbpasswd -j <DOMAIN> -U <user with rights to join the machine to the

5)Start winbind
# service winbind start


# wbinfo -u
should list users
# getent passwd
should list users in the same format as the passwd file

7)Setup authentication via winbind (making a backup):
# cp /etc/pam.d/system-auth /etc/pam.d/system-auth.backup
# cp /etc/pam.d/system-auth-winbind /etc/pam.d/system-auth

(everything up to here gets done for you if you choose Windows Domain
for authentication during installation)

8)Login to X/KDE/GNOME/Mail server/console with your domain account

There are some caveats, see
for more details in winbind setup in Mandrake.

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