[Samba] Domain Server Problem
awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue May 5 18:35:58 GMT 2009
Vista/XP can only use one username/password per server per instance.
For instance after booting up XP, if you successfully connect to
\\water\homes as peteclapham, then you can't connect to \\water\archive
as joestudent because XP/Vista can't handle multiple connections with
the different usernames/passwords to the same server.
samba can only be configured to authenticate against one source. be it
smbpasswd, ldap, or tdbsam it can only be configured to authenticate
against one of them at a time. it doesn't even look at /etc/passwd for
authentication. even if you use encrypt passwords = no, the users have
to be in smbpasswd.
Pete Clapham wrote:
> Hi --
> I have what I hope is a minor configuration problem.
> My PDC is configured so that it works just fine.
> I am trying to set up an additional domain server (not PDC or BDC), so that students can get to the material on the server. When I type "net use w: \\water\archive" (where water is the domain server and archive is a share), I invariably get the message that I need to input a user ID and password. If I put in my own ID/Password for the server (even though it's identical with the ID/password on the PDC) it goes through fine. However, if I am logged on to the network as another user and put in his/her ID/Password it doesn't work.
> My User ID/Password are the only combination on both the PDC and the additional server. If I try to log onto the additional server with a User ID/Password that's valid on the domain it doesn't work; If I try to log onto the additional server with a User ID/Password that's valid on the additional server it doesn't work. It would seem that SAMBA is looking at the Unix ID/Password on the PDC and the SMBPasswd on the additional domain server, and requiring that they both be the same -- so far that's mine.
> Does this make sense to anybody? And what do I need to do? I do have authentication set on the Additional Domain server to DOMAIN. Doesn't this mean that SAMBA should be reading both the Unix and SMBPasswd files on the PDC?
> Thanks for your help.
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