[Samba] Accessing Samba Shares from Windows

Mirceac Ionescu mirciulicai at gmail.com
Tue Dec 19 03:21:08 GMT 2006



Yes, I'm using the binaries from Solaris and I figured out(from Google) that
they are not good for this.


So after I will recompile Samba with MIT Kerberos will it work without
actually joining the machine into active directory. The Samba 2.2.8a are
working this way.


Still don't figure out why samba 3.x are not working. Could be that the
older Samba was compiled using Kerberos? I will check this.


Thank you!


From: Matt Skerritt [mailto:matt.skerritt at agrav.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2006 02:13
To: Mircea Ionescu
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Accessing Samba Shares from Windows




Are you using the samba binaries that came with Solaris?   If so then Sun,
for reasons I do not understand, have neglected to compile it with Kerberos
support (at least that's the case when I looked into it with Solaris Express
6 months ago). Since AD uses Kerberos this will be a problem for you. I
believe the solution is to download, compile and install the mit or heimdial
kerberos libraries (they'll happily live alongside the Sun ones on a Solaris
machine), and then to download and compile Samba against the aforementioned
kerberos librarires.


It seemed like a bit of a pain, so I never bothered to do it myself (well, I
have kept putting it off ... even  to this day).


A google search for "samba solaris 10 kerberos" or something similar should
net you some guides on what, precisely, to do.


On 19/12/2006, at 1:24 AM, Mircea Ionescu wrote:



We are using machines with Solaris and Windows XP. The XP machines are

joined in a domain(windows 2003) and the Solaris machines are not joined to

any domain.


With Samba 2.2.8a running on Solaris 9 there are no problems to access them

form Windows XP. We are authenticated by DC.


On other machines we have Solaris 10 with Samba 3.0.21b and here we are NOT

authenticated anymore by DC. So we have to use user authentication so every

time the password is changed on XP we have to change it also on Solaris.

This is done for 100 users so it is not nice...


Can you, please, help me? Wy can't I have the same authentication on Samba

3.x like in Samba 2.x?


Thank you very much!




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