[Samba] samba server as NT4 domain member- security=domain - needto create password db manually?

Mark Le Noury markl at bbd.co.za
Wed Oct 6 07:17:16 GMT 2004


Looks like you are missing the 

password server = domain_controller_name 

Directive in the [global] section.



-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+markl=bbd.co.za at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+markl=bbd.co.za at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of
Richard Moorhouse
Sent: 06 October 2004 12:24 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] samba server as NT4 domain member- security=domain -
needto create password db manually?

# Global parameters
        workgroup = MYDOMAIN
        server string = Samba Server %v on %L
        security = DOMAIN
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        printcap name = /etc/printcap
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        wins server = MYWINSERVER
        idmap uid = 15000-20000
        idmap gid = 15000-20000
        winbind use default domain = Yes

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

        comment = My Private Share
        path = /home/samba/domain_username
        valid users = domain_username
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

        path = /home/samba/public
        valid users = domain_user
        read only = No

        comment = Data Drive
        path = /home/samba/data
        read only = No
        volume = Sample-Data-Drive


I want to set up a samba domain-member server with shares for office
users. I can see the samba server on the NT/Win2000 network.  I can
access the [data] share above - as it requires no authentication.  The
public and domain_user shares both ask for a username and password when
I try to open them from a windows machine.

As I am using our NT4 domain controller for user authentication I
shouldnt have to use encrypted files and create each samba user with
smbpasswd should I? Thats the point of telling samba I want to use
'domain' isnt it?  If I do wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g on the samba server I
see a list of the groups and useraccounts.

Can someone tell me what I am missing from smb.conf?  Do I need some
password backend in samba.

Thanks for any help


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