[Samba] [Fwd: Re: Need help in samba configuration]

Brian Cowan brcowan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 08:43:52 MST 2009

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: [Samba] Need help in samba configuration
Date: 	Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:42:42 -0500
From: 	Brian Cowan <brcowan at gmail.com>
To: 	Pankaj.C.Pimple at relianceada.com
<OF3AAD32AD.86A5D538-ON65257671.002808E6-65257671.002851F0 at relianceada.com>

If your Samba server is a fully operational domain member server, then 
the behavior you are experiencing should not be occurring. Period.

Take a close look at your samba server logs. My bet is that the domain 
join failed or stopped working. Even if you were using "security = 
server" (which isn't supported for ClearCase, but some people have a 
managed to get it working for a while) you shouldn't see this behavior 
since it is the Domain/server password that should be used.

Small question: Why aren't you using "password server = *"?

Pankaj.C.Pimple at relianceada.com wrote:
> We have ClearCase database on unix and users on windows.
> We are creating Unix users locally on that Clearcase server. Samba is also 
> installed on that server.
> User windows machines are part of domain. Groups,usres are created on 
> domain and same users,groups are created on unix server.
> Now problem is occuring when a windows user is changing the password for 
> his domain login. as soon as user is changing the password user will be 
> unable to access the samba share i.e clearcase vobs. So when user changes 
> the domain login password we have to manully change samba password for 
> that user by running
> smbpasswd <userbname>.
> Could you please guide me on how to achieve or any configuration need to 
> done on samba and on unix server so that I need not have to change 
> password manully for every user when user changes his/her windows domian 
> login password.
> My samba config fiel is as below
> # Samba config file created using SWAT
> # Global parameters
> [global]
>         workgroup = RIC_F2K
>         netbios name = DEVVM
>         interfaces = devvm
>         security = DOMAIN
>         encrypt passwords = Yes
>         password server =
>         username map = /usr/local/samba/private/username.map
>         #username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/username.map
>         log file = /var/opt/samba/logs/log.%m
>         os level = 0
>         kernel oplocks = No
>         create mask = 0775
>         directory mask = 0775
>         oplocks = No
>         time offset = 30
> #       time offset = 630
> #       time server = yes
> #[smbshare]
> #       comment = Share Folder of devvm Server
> #       path = /var/smbshare
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