[Samba] Why does a W2K (pro) client do more than it is asked to do?

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at kaman.com
Fri Mar 5 18:54:28 GMT 2004


Does your smb.conf have an entry similar to:

username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

If so, does the file "smbusers" exist?

Do you have user accounts on both the AIX
box and the W2k box?  They'd be mapped
in smbusers, AIX_acct=W2k_acct

Have you added your users to it (smbusers)?
e.g. lynn=lynn
or	lynnx=lynn
or	lynn=lynnx
nobody=smb_nobody (in smb.conf, add "guest account=smb_nobody")

Hope this helps,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Linux Lover [mailto:linuxlover992000 at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 2:54 PM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] Why does a W2K (pro) client do more than it 
> is asked to
> do?
> Desperate to find out why connecting to a samba
> share(on an AIX server) from W2K is so slow, I tried
> connecting to the same share from a Linux box, using
> smbclient:
> smbclient \\\\aixserver\\sharedir$ -U lynn
> The results were amazing. The connection was so MUCH
> FASTER then connecting from a W2K (pro) workstation:
> \\aixserver\sharedir$ (in the Start|Run edit box)
> When I examined the samba log files on the server, I
> could see why.
> The log file for the Linux client contained a single
> entry:
> [2004/02/23 11:55:35, 1]
> smbd/service.c:make_connection(636) linuxbox
> ( connect to service sharedir$ as user
> lynn (uid=21776, gid=1) (pid 125438)
> So clean, so elegant, so beautiful! :)
> OTOH, the log file for the W2K client contained an
> entry similar to the above, but was immediately
> followed by about 30 messages of the form:
> [2004/02/23 11:59:03, 0] smbd/password.c:user_ok(683) 
> rejected user nobody:3004-302 Your account has
> expired; please see the system administrator.
> Now... my question: Why? What does the W2K client do
> that triggers this barrage of rejected authentications
> of a user 'nobody' (that is clearly not allowed to
> enter)?
> More importantly, is there a way to configure EITHER
> the W2K client or the Samba server (or both) to not
> waste time on these unallowed accesses?
> Since smbclient produces such a clean entry, I would
> assume the fix must be on the client side (W2K) only.
> But I would take any advice. :)
> Thanks in advance,
> Lynn (Samba 2.2.8a on AIX 5.1)
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