[Samba] solution to domain reboot problem
adam at morrison-ind.com
Fri Oct 24 09:49:22 GMT 2003
> I had a problem with rebooting XP and joining the samba domain, which was
> controlled by my gentoo linux box. I worked for days
> for a solution, and found it....!!!!
> The problem was that I could join the domain fine, but had to reboot, and then
> found i was rejected from joining then. It appeared like the domain was
> invisible to the XP box.
> I pulled my hair out, scoured the web unsuccessfully, then stumbled upon this
> solution, using the log files from samba. I found that it was rejecting the
> user 'smbguest' as not existing. None of the HOWTO's mention this importatn
> fact, a testament to how shitty linux people are at documenting EXACTLY what
> needs to be done, in general.
The fact that your guest account actually needs to exist *IS* mentioned
in the documentation at least twice. "smbguest" happens to be the guest
account in your default configuration files, and doesn't exist on your
distro; which would be your distro's fault if your using their
man smb.conf -
guest account (G,S)
This is a username which will be used for access to
services which are specified as guest ok (see
below). Whatever privileges this user has will be
available to any client connecting to the guest
service. Typically this user will exist in the
password file, but will not have a valid login. The
user account "ftp" is often a good choice for this
parameter. If a username is specified in a given
service, the specified username overrides this one.
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