[Samba] Re: SWAT login fails

Eric S. Johansson esj at harvee.org
Thu Jun 30 12:55:57 GMT 2005

Robert Vangel wrote:
> swat uses the samba usernames, so you first need to issue `smbpasswd -a 
> root' if you haven't done so already.

trial samba # smbpasswd -a root
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
Unable to open/create TDB passwd
pdb_getsampwnam: Unable to open TDB passwd (/etc/samba/private/passdb.tdb)!

I'm running as root.  what's weird is that I have access to my [home] 
directories without password request.

my smb.conf:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2005/06/30 07:14:43

# Global parameters
	server string = Samba Server %v
	map to guest = Bad User
	smb passwd file = /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd
	passdb backend = tdbsam:/etc/samba/private/passdb.tdb, smbpasswd, guest
	log file = /var/log/samba3/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	dns proxy = No
	ldap ssl = no
	printer admin = @adm

	comment = Home Directories
	read only = No
	browseable = No

    comment = Public Stuff
    path = /home/samba/public
    public = yes
    writable = no
    write list = @staff

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	create mask = 0700
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	path = /var/lib/samba/printers
	write list = @adm, root
	guest ok = Yes

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