[Samba] Authentication problems continue

Richard Bonomo bonomo at sal.wisc.edu
Thu Jun 17 16:20:15 GMT 2004

Dear Samba folks,

I have heard and seen nothing about this
or matters like it since my posting, so I thought
I would repost with some updates.

My thinking  at the moment is to
try to recompile SAMBA (I am using a Fedora
core 2 binary distribution) without PAM support,
but I hate to do that.

Here it is again:

I very recently replaced our SGI Challenge S file
server, which employed samba 2 to service Windows boxes,
with an Intel Linux box running Fedora core 2 Linux
with samba 3.0.3.

When I connect to the server, it takes a number
of *minutes* to get an authentication challenge
window.  After entering name and password,
the connection proceeds, and shares are displayed
normally.  Passwords are not encrypted (at least
not at this time), as I don't like the idea
of having to have a password set sitting on disk,
and for other reasons.

The log entries at the time of connect are
VERY many,  but they go in this cycle:

[2004/06/07 08:24:19, 2] auth/pampass.c:smb_pam_auth(514)
  smb_pam_auth: PAM: Athentication Error for user bonomo
[2004/06/07 08:24:19, 2] auth/pampass.c:smb_pam_error_handler(73)
  smb_pam_error_handler: PAM: Authentication Failure : Authentication 
[2004/06/07 08:24:19, 0] auth/pampass.c:smb_pam_passcheck(810)
  smb_pam_passcheck: PAM: smb_pam_auth failed - Rejecting User bonomo !
[2004/06/07 08:24:19, 2] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(312)
  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [bonomo] -> [bonomo]

After the above cycle repeats MANY times, then it goes to this...
[2004/06/07 08:28:37, 2] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(305)
  check_ntlm_password:  authentication for user [bonomo] -> [bonomo] -> 
[bonomo] succeeded
[2004/06/07 08:28:37, 2] lib/access.c:check_access(324)
  Allowed connection from  (
[2004/06/07 08:28:58, 2] lib/access.c:check_access(324)
  Allowed connection from  (
[2004/06/07 08:28:59, 2] lib/access.c:check_access(324)
  Allowed connection from  (
[2004/06/07 08:28:59, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(619)

There are also log entries complaining that the UID
is less than 100 (which it is not).

Assistance would be much appreciated!


Richard Bonomo
UW Space Astronomy Laboratory
ph: (608) 263-4683 telefacsimile: (608) 263-0361
SAL-related email: bonomo at sal.wisc.edu
all other email: bonomo at ece.wisc.edu
web page URL: http://www.cae.wisc.edu/~bonomo

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