[Samba] ntlm_auth issue

Andy Partington andy at wilts.co.uk
Tue Dec 4 08:41:30 GMT 2007

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Bartlett [mailto:abartlet at samba.org] 
Sent: 03 December 2007 22:07
To: Andy Partington
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] ntlm_auth issue

On Mon, 2007-12-03 at 16:40 +0000, Andy Partington wrote:
> Hi All,
>   I have been scouring the net after coming to a halt whilst following
> this tutorial http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/DomApps.html
> and eventually thought I'd subscribe to the list for some help and
> advice.
> I am basically setting up a test box to get Squid to authenticate
> via Active Directory, I have had a few issues which I have sorted out
> but this still has me stumped. The server has authed with the main AD
> and I can get info when running wbinfo -u and wbinfo -g but moving
> the next stage where I use ntlm_auth I receive this error:
> [root at proxy-new ~]# /usr/bin/ntlm_auth --username=andy
> --domain=WILTS.LOCAL
> password:
> could not obtain winbind separator!
> Reading winbind reply failed! (0x01)
> :  (0x0)
> I've tried changing winbind separator with a / and * and also left it
> out as it defaults to / ? but still receive this error, I expect I am
> overlooking something completely but been a few hours now and head
> bashing is not far around the corner. 

Try 'wbinfo -p' (simple test message to winbind).  The error you are
seeing indicates to me that winbindd is not running, so we couldn't ask
it that question. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.

Thanks for the reply! Wbinfo -p returns this :

[root at proxy-new ~]# wbinfo -p
Ping to winbindd succeeded on fd 4



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