[Samba] /var/lib/samba/winbindd_privileged permission issue.

vincent.blondel at ing.be vincent.blondel at ing.be
Wed Dec 17 18:11:58 GMT 2008

Hello all,

I am discussing more than two weeks with SQuid developpers for an issue
I encounter with ntlm_auth process. You can get a complete overview of
the discussion at the url specified below but you can also get a summary
later in this mail.


I get a complete platform based on OpenLDAP 2.3.43, MIT-KerberosV 1.6,
Samba 3.0.32, Cyrus-SASL 2.1.22, OPenSSL 0.9.8i and SQUID 2.7.4 proxy
running on SOlaris 8.

All these servers are member of our Windows 2003 Domain Controllers. 

Process /usr/local/sbin/winbindd is the one activated, smbd and nmbd are
not because I just need to authenticate ntlm requests coming from squid

This is all running fine except I regularly and randomly get next
message in squid log files ...

[2008/12/04 10:10:57, 0] utils/ntlm_auth.c:winbind_pw_check(515) Login
for user [EMAIL PROTECTED] failed due to [winbind client not authorized
to use winbindd_pam_auth_crap. Ensure permissions on
/var/lib/samba/winbindd_privileged are set correctly.]

I already tried many things including chmod, chown, setuid, setgid, ...
but always get the same result .. it works and then NOT.

So, please, I hope somebody can help me because I get hundreds of users
blocked each time this problem occurs ..

many thanks
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