[Samba] Odd login issue [early Samba]
duiker at haggis.nl
Thu Oct 28 05:51:36 GMT 2004
Cobalt RAQ2/Samba 1.9.18p10
I *know* this is an unconscionably old version of Samba which I will
upgrade as soon as possible, but first I have to get control of things
at a new job and inventory what exists and where. I just got hired one
day ago, thus for now Im just "putting out fires" for a few days.
A RAQ2 is being used as a single site DNS/Fileserver/Mailserver for a
department and the staff are telling me they can't browse the Samba
share(s). They're right, they can't.
Here's what happens:
The machine can be discovered by IP from various XP workstations with
ease (based on those workstations hosts files!!! but never mind for the
moment). Upon attempting to browse the share I'm presented with the
login box machine_name\username....and here's where it gets baffling.
The login says; Raq2\Korndog which as far as I can see at first look is
an unknown user.
No problem says I, I'm sure this user exists on the box someplace, and
wander through the machine looking for a user Korndog - in order to
reset the password......but there is no user on the system of that name
- anywhere! I looked in /etc/smb.conf to see what/who the valid user is
and this is what I found (no, not the entire smb.conf, just this
supposedly relevant section): Comments are mine, and are in this email
only fortroubleshooting purposes.
allow hosts = BIGBOY, ZEUS, ACCOUNTS, MAUD #all these exist
workgroup = LULLO #this is correct
valid users = crazyfred #this user exists
default = global
netbios name = raq2
security = share
domain logons = no
server string = raq2
Username [K]korndog isn't there (smb.conf *or*
system)...period...(anywhere I've found anyway). This is strictly a
standalone box, and is not referencing any domain controller or ldap
Can the panel suggest a course of action which - for now - does not
Thank y'all kindly for any help or suggestions you may be able to
Regards, TIA, & greetings from the Netherlands,
(who *hates* taking over boxes from a fired predecessor!!!)
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