[Samba] Security warning with XP clients and 3.0.2a PDC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 18 12:00:26 GMT 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 22:14, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 20:50, Paul wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I hope I don't make a prat of myself with my first posting...
> > 
> > I've got a 'niggle' with Windows XP Pro (SP1a) clients and 3.0.2a PDC
> > (Slackware 9.1, 2.4.22).  Joing a domain, logging on etc is working
> > perfectly but I'm getting a 'File Download' security warning when I try and
> > open an executable that's stored on the server. If I agree to open the file
> > it runs without a problem.
> > 
> > I had this problem with 3.0.1 but upgraded as a precaution.  I have not
> > experienced this with Windows 2K clients.
> > 
> > I've uploaded a screenshot of the error : http://www.sumlock.com/warning.jpg
> > smb.conf is attached (please feel free to criticise :-) )
> > 
> > I've been Googling and i've tried altering 'server schannel' but i can't
> > stop the warning appearing.
> That affects logon credential checking, not file shares.

The problem might be your internet Explorer 'security zone' settings. 
It thinks the SMB server is on the internet, and so warns you.  Remember
all that stuff about IE being part of the OS?  Now you see what it
really means ;-)

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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