[Samba] Downgrade from 3 to 2 suggestions

Stephen Carville effcee at heronforge.net
Thu Oct 13 03:45:17 GMT 2005

I upgraded to 3.0.20a (I'll get 20b as soon as it is available but I
_really_ needed to know samba would work on this machine)

I tried my previous configuration with the usual failure.

After a bit more head scratching, sniffer traces, and poring over the
arcane language of one of the Grand Grimoires (_Samba-3 by Example_ in
this case), I finally stumbled across the following incantation:

 # wbinfo --set-auth-user=<Domain Admin Account>

Why this should work, I don't know but I can now get logged in from a
W2K, XP or Linux box.

Thanks to everyone who answered.

Stephen Carville wrote:
> After considerable experimentation I'm forced to accept that Samba 3 has
> problems with the combination of being a domain member, the 2.6 kernel,
> and Dell 2850 hardware.  It works fine on the 2.4 kernels but fails on
> all the 2.6 versions I have avaialble for testing.  I have one machine
> that I really prefer could stay at 2.6 so my last resort there is to try
> a downgrade to samba 2.X
> In the past samba has always 'just worked' so I have no experience at
> tuning the samba version to the kernel version.  The system I need to
> downgrade is 2.6.11.  Any advice which version of samba will work on
> that kernel version?

Stephen Carville -- polluting the ranks of skeptics since 1995.
Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has
never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are
arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
             -- H. L. Mencken

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