SUCCESS!!!! [Samba] Re: Authenticating PPTP users against Samba/LDAP - Patch doesn't seem to be working

Robert Schetterer robert at
Mon Jan 3 22:09:21 GMT 2005

Hi Alex,
gratulations , the localhost line was only  testing example,
so i am glad to here that you made it working, i hope to make it work 
too soon.

Alex Brown schrieb:

> Robert Schetterer wrote:
>> Hi Alex,
>> write this ( check "your" paths to the files )
>> plugin
>> ntlm_auth-helper "/usr/sbin/ntlm_auth --helper-protocol=localhost"
>> in your /etc/ppp/options
>> also check your winbind config , and your ips in  pptpd.conf  (they 
>> look a little strange to me )
>> i recommend to test pptpd first with a entry to /etc/ppp/chap.secrets 
>> which is the default auth ( chap ) for pptpd , if this works
>> try winbind plugin.
>> At my tests i got the plugin started and the right pop up message in 
>> my win xp client, also in the logs everything seems to work right ,but
>> i havent setup samba/winbind yet to test the funktion in a whole.
>> I will post the results if i have it up and running
>> Regards
> WOW!!!  It works!!  You all are awesome!!!!  Andrew, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!
> I've got Poptop using Winbind to authenticate to my NT domain 
> controller.  It was something very little that I missed.  I had the 
> wrong path to ntlm_auth in my options.pptpd file.  Thank you so much 
> Robert for reminding me to check my paths.
> I used a line similar to the line Andrew suggested . . .
> ntlm_auth-helper "/usr/bin/ntlm_auth --helper-protocol=ntlm-server-1"  
> (Notice I had to change my path from /usr/local/bin/ntlm_auth)
> Robert, I don't believe "localhost" is an allowable value for the 
> "helper-protocol" option.
> This is what I saw when I checked the options:
> [root at papcom ~]# ntlm_auth --helper-protocol --help
> unknown helper protocol [--help]
> Valid helper protools:
> squid-2.4-basic
> squid-2.5-basic
> squid-2.5-ntlmssp
> ntlmssp-client-1
> gss-spnego
> gss-spnego-client
> ntlm-server-1
> [root at papcom ~]#
> I hope that helps.
> Thanks again you all.  You've helped me get another step closer to my 
> goal.  This has been a great experience and I look forward to the 
> coming adventures.
> Andrew, I really do want to be like you when I grow up.
> Thanks!!

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