[Samba] Samba 3 problem with users not being able to log on from some machines but they can logon from others

Jose Martinez jvm_vi at bellsouth.net
Tue Apr 20 16:15:33 GMT 2004

SMB.conf file is attached

Thanks to all for helping out


-----Original Message-----
From: RRuegner [mailto:robert at ruegner.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 12:11 PM
To: jmartinez at bellsouth.net
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 3 problem with users not being able to log on
from some machines but they can logon from others

Jose Martinez schrieb:
> Any help would be GREATLY appreciated on this matter, as I am pulling my
> hair out.
> I have a Samba PDC running 3.0.2-6.3E.
> My problem I am experiencing is that I can have the same user (lets say
> John) be able to log in from workstation A. Sometimes, that user can not
> into another workstation (say workstation B) on the domain. Yet other
> can log into that workstation B with no problem.  I am getting an error
> "Make sure your user name and password in the domain are correct." etc etc
> etc. We know the username/password is ok because that same user can log
> another machine with no problem.
> Clients are Windows 2000 and Windows XP.  PDC Operating system is Red Hat
> Enterprise ES 3.0.
> Can anyone PLEASE assist here! Thank you in advance.
> Jose
> *******************************
> Jose V. Martinez II
> 678-859-5339
> jmartinez at bellsouth.net
hi, your smb.conf and some logs will be helpfull
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#======================= Global Settings =====================================

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
   workgroup = rtpopsdom
   netbios name = rtpopssrv
# For proper logging off of workstations
   deadtime = 1
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = Operations RTP Samba Node
   admin users = @admins
   printer admin = @admins
# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
        hosts allow = 9. 10.

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
;   printcap name = /etc/printcap
;   load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
;   printing = bsd

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
;  guest account = pcguest

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
   max log size = 50
   log level = 1
# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
   security = user
# Use password server option only with security = server
;   password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
  password level = 8
  username level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
  encrypt passwords = true
  smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
#        the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
#        to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
  unix password sync = Yes
  passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
  passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
;  username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
;   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# Add user sript for machines
   add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g workstations -c "Machine Account" -s /bin/false -M %u

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
   interfaces = 

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
#   a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
;   remote browse sync =
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
   remote announce =

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
   local master = yes

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
   os level = 65

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
   domain master = yes 

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
   preferred master = yes

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for 
# Windows95 workstations. 
   domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
   logon script = startup.bat
;   logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
;   logon script = %U.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below

   logon home = \\%L\%U
   logon drive = n:
   logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U

# All NetBIOS names must be resolved to IP Addresses
# 'Name Resolve Order' allows the named resolution mechanism to be specified
# the default order is "host lmhosts wins bcast". "host" means use the unix
# system gethostbyname() function call that will use either /etc/hosts OR
# DNS or NIS depending on the settings of /etc/host.config, /etc/nsswitch.conf
# and the /etc/resolv.conf file. "host" therefore is system configuration
# dependant. This parameter is most often of use to prevent DNS lookups
# in order to resolve NetBIOS names to IP Addresses. Use with care!
# The example below excludes use of name resolution for machines that are NOT
# on the local network segment
# - OR - are not deliberately to be known via lmhosts or via WINS.
 name resolve order = wins bcast lmhosts

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
   wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#   Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
;   wins server =

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one   WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
;   wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
#   dns proxy = no 

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
;  preserve case = no
;  short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
;  default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
;  case sensitive = no

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   veto oplock files = *.*

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /home/netlogon
   guest ok = yes
   writable = yes
   write list = @admins
   root preexec = echo "%u logged in at %T from %m" >> /var/log/samba/login.log

# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
    path = /home/profiles
    browseable = no
    guest ok = yes
    writable = yes
    veto oplock files = /*.*
    oplocks = no
    create mask = 707
    nt acl support = yes
    profile acls = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /tmp
   read only = no
   public = yes
   oplocks = no
   writable = yes

# Administrative share for Workstation hotfixes; software rollouts, etc.
   comment = Opsfiles
   path = /opsfiles/
   valid users = @admins
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   write list = @admins 
   oplocks = no

# A private directory, usable only by the admins

   comment = global home dir for users
   path = /home/
   valid users = @admins
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no
   write list = @admins
   oplocks = no

# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
   comment = Workstation Files
   path = /home/public
   public = yes
   browsable = yes
   read list = @admins @users @editors
   write list = @admins @editors
   oplocks = no
   create mask = 0777

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