[Samba] Laptops randomly losing their domain credentials

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Mar 27 01:28:39 GMT 2007

On Thu, 2007-03-22 at 10:12 -0500, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Chris Jeter wrote:
> > I'm having a randomly occurring problem with some of the laptops that
> > we maintain. They are joined to our Samba domain (samba-3.0.14a-1).
> > Every once in a while when they are disconnected from the local network
> > they will drop their cached domain passwords and will not allow the
> > user to log back into the computer. It will return a domain unavailable
> > error until it is plugged back into the network, at which point it will
> > work as intended. 
> > 	Googleing around I've found mention of this problem
> > but no way to resolve it. Have any of you ran into this problem and
> > been able to resolve it?
> Look at the offline logon support in 3.0.23 and (improved
> support) 3.0.25pre2.

I'm unclear.  Are the laptops running Linux or Windows?  

For the latter, I'm not sure of what influences how long the passwords
are cached locally, but Samba doesn't have nearly as much to do with it
in this case (it just sees the connected laptop, when it plugs back in).

Andrew Bartlett

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