[Samba] Help With Winbind Please

L. Mark Stone LMStone at RNoME.com
Thu Jun 10 23:01:30 GMT 2004

Setting up a temporary Samba Member Server as part of a domain with real 
NT4 PDC and BDC machines.  In two months the NT domain will go away to 
be replaced by Samba/LDAP PDC and BDCs, but for now I'm stuck using 

Actually, I'm just stuck!

The Samba box is running SuSE 9.0 and Samba 3.0.4-5 installed from the 
SerNet rpms (ftp.sernet.de).

I followed chapter 9.3.2 in Samba-3 By Example, changing only the 
network-specific values in the example smb.conf file, and also leaving 
out the winbind separator value to get the default '\' separator. So, 
no need to waste bandwidth posting smb.conf here since we all own 
John's fine book already.  :-)

Everything works fine from the Samba machine, but trying to browse from 
a Windows machine doesn't work properly.

From a Windows machine I can do Start > Run > \\shiraz and get a window 
with all of the shares listed.  But when I double-click on a share's 
icon, I get repeatedly challenged for a username and password.

The permissions on the directories underlying the shares on the Samba 
box allow anyone to read and write to them.

So, I have a feeling something is not quite right with Winbind.

Is there a way I can "reset" the configuration and start from scratch? 
Just in case I did indeed mess something up?


A Message From...  L. Mark Stone

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