[Samba] cached logons

Rubin Bennett rbennett at thatitguy.com
Wed Jun 13 13:06:00 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-06-13 at 10:57 +0200, Francesc Guasch wrote:

> Hi. I can't do cached logons in our new samba server.
> I had a dead crashed W2k server quickly replaced by samba-3.
> That meant create a new domain, restore backups and add all the
> PCs to the domain. It was impossible to ressurrect the old MS server.
> Anyway I'm facing a problem about cached logons. There is no way
> to make it work. I've been reading all the entries in the mailing
> list archives and MS information about it unsuccessfully.
> First of all, some people said in the archives that samba can't
> do cached logons, that's later refuted by people who log all
> the summer in a networkless computer. So it looks it should work.
> Is there something required in the samba server to make it work ?
> We have no ldap. Remote profiles were allowed the first day
> but now it is turned off.

By remote profiles, you mean roaming?  Did you change them to local on
the client machines, or disable the profiles share (hint: you should
change them to local on the clients).

I have several sites with Samba PDCs that have laptop/ mobile users who
use their cached credentials regularly to most of the time, and it
simply works.  I haven't had to change a thing on the samba side for it
to work.   They even use offline files and such with great regularity,
and that works just fine as well.

Is there anything in your Samba logs, or in the eventlog on the affected
systems that is relevant?


Rubin Bennett
RB Technologies
rbennett at thatitguy.com
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
security deserve neither liberty nor safety"   --Benjamin Franklin,
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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