[Samba] problem accessing home directory

Jason Smith jason at netops.firstcellular.com
Wed Oct 5 21:30:54 GMT 2005


I'm trying to setup a domain member server.  I've followed the 
directions from 
but I'm having a problem accessing the user home directories.  I have 
been able to setup a another share and read and write from it.  Any help 
is greatly appreciated.  Is it possible the space in the username is 
causing problems (I didn't setup the domain)?


Here's what I'm getting in my log.

[2005/10/05 15:29:07, 2] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(305)
   check_ntlm_password:  authentication for user [jason smith] -> [jason 
smith] -
 > [FIRSTCELL\jason smith] succeeded
[2005/10/05 15:29:07, 2] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(321)
   user 'FIRSTCELL\jason smith' (from session setup) not permitted to 
access this
  share (jason smith)

Here's getent output
noflsrvtest:/var/log/samba# getent passwd "jason smith"
jason smith:x:15000:15000::/home/FIRSTCELL/jason smith:/bin/bash

Here's what happens when I try to use smbclient
noflsrvtest:/var/log/samba# smbclient //noflsrvtest/"jason smith" 
-U"jason smith"
added interface ip=172.31.x.x bcast=172.31.x.x nmask=
Domain=[FIRSTCELL] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.14a-Debian]
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED

Here's what the directory permissions look like.
noflsrvtest:/home/FIRSTCELL# ls -al
total 0
drwxrwxrwx  3 root        staff  80 Oct  5 12:58 .
drwxrwsr-x  6 root        staff 128 Oct  4 23:05 ..
drwx------  2 jason smith staff  48 Oct  5 12:58 jason smith

Here's some output from testparm.

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# Global parameters
         workgroup = FIRSTCELL
         server string = %h server
         security = DOMAIN
         passdb backend = tdbsam, guest
         pam password change = Yes
         passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
         passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
         unix password sync = Yes
         log level = 2
         syslog = 0
         log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
         max log size = 1000
         name resolve order = wins bcast host
         printcap name = cups
         disable spoolss = Yes
         show add printer wizard = No
         preferred master = No
         dns proxy = No
         wins server =
         ldap ssl = no
         panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
         idmap uid = 15000-20000
         idmap gid = 15000-20000
         template primary group =
         template shell = /bin/bash
         winbind use default domain = Yes
         invalid users = root
         printer admin = root
         printing = cups
         print command =
         lpq command = %p
         lprm command =

         comment = Home Directories
         valid users = %S
         read only = No
         create mask = 0700
         directory mask = 0700
         browseable = No

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