[Samba] Help please

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Fri Jun 2 13:57:43 GMT 2006

Jason Gerfen wrote:
> I am having problems configuring Samba as a stand alone server. Here 
> is my smb.conf
> [global]
>        workgroup = SCL
>        netbios name = ODIN
>        security = share
>        log level = 4
> [images]
>        comment = ODIN
>        path = /odin/images
> Here is the information I am recieiving in the log.smbd.
> [2006/06/02 07:24:43, 3] auth/auth_sam.c:check_sam_security(264)
>  check_sam_security: Couldn't find user 'jason' in passdb.
> [2006/06/02 07:24:43, 2] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(317)
>  check_ntlm_password:  Authentication for user [jason] -> [jason] 
> [2006/06/02 07:24:43, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(219)
>  check_ntlm_password:  Checking password for unmapped user 
> [SCL]\[jason]@[] with the new password interface
> [2006/06/02 07:24:43, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(222)
> Any help is appreciated, it used to be a domain member server and I am 
> unsure why it is still putting the [SCL]\[username] into the 
> authentication.

Your smb.conf doesn't look anywhere near complete.

The error you are getting is that it is not finding your user account.
Since your smb.conf doesn't tell which backend to use, it defaults to
smbpasswd. I guess "jason " isn't in there.

Your workgroup is still set to SCL, so it may be looking in that domain
for the "jason" account. If you don't want it do this, change the
"workgroup = " line.

I suggest trying SWAT to set up your server. It has a wizard to create a
stand alone server and should flesh out your smb.conf at the same time.
Set up your share using SWAT as well. And read the help information for
security = share. As it says "Note that it can be /very/ confusing in
share-level security as to which UNIX username will eventually be used
in granting access."

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