[Samba] RedHat Linux AS4 64bit samba to ADS share issue ... winbind start/stop makes it work....

Brian Murphy blmurphy at eiu.edu
Wed Oct 14 16:03:13 MDT 2009

Have a bit of a situation and hope someone can help shed some light.  Have
the attached samba config on a RedHat Linux AS4 x86_64bit system and have
joined the box to our Windows 2003 ADS environment using:


Net ads join -Uadmin.


We can map a user to their home directory without issue.  The [dataload]
or other shares we receive a window on our windows boxes that request
identification on the other shares, unless we have started and then
stopped winbind service.  If the winbind service is running, we get the id
window again.  I sure hope someone can tell us where our config has gone
wrong.  I suspect that winbind has setup some structure or cached some
info that makes our config work. 





Brian Murphy

Eastern Illinois University



#======================= Global Settings


realm = eiuad.eiu.edu


# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name

   workgroup = EIU


# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field

   server string = sysbdb03 Samba Server


;   hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.

    hosts allow = 139.67.


# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather

# than setting them up individually then you'll need this

   printcap name = /etc/printcap

   load printers = yes


# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless

# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:

# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx

   printing = cups


# This option tells cups that the data has already been rasterized

cups options = raw



log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log


# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).

   max log size = 50


# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See

# security_level.txt for details.

   security = ads

# Use password server option only with security = server

  password server = eiudc06.eiuad.eiu.edu eiudc05.eiuad.eiu.edu


# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for

# all combinations of upper and lower case.

  password level = 8

;  username level = 8


# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read

# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.

# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents

  encrypt passwords = yes

;  smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd


# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to

# update the Linux system password also.

# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.

# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only

#        the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password

#        to be kept in sync with the SMB password.

;  unix password sync = Yes

;  passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u

;  passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n


# Unix users can map to different SMB User names

;  username map = /etc/samba/smbusers


# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration

# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name

# of the machine that is connecting

;   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m


# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.

# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details

   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192


# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces

# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them

# here. See the man page for details.

;   interfaces = 


# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here

#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:

#     a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)

;   remote browse sync =

# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here

;   remote announce =


# Browser Control Options:

# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master

# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply

;   local master = no


# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser

# elections. The default value should be reasonable

;   os level = 33


# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This

# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this

# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job

   domain master = no 


# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on

# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election

;   preferred master = yes


# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for 

# Windows95 workstations. 

;   domain logons = yes


# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or

# per user logon script

# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)

;   logon script = %m.bat

# run a specific logon batch file per username

;   logon script = %U.bat


# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)

#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username

#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below

;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U


# All NetBIOS names must be resolved to IP Addresses

# 'Name Resolve Order' allows the named resolution mechanism to be

# the default order is "host lmhosts wins bcast". "host" means use the

# system gethostbyname() function call that will use either /etc/hosts OR

# DNS or NIS depending on the settings of /etc/host.config,

# and the /etc/resolv.conf file. "host" therefore is system configuration

# dependant. This parameter is most often of use to prevent DNS lookups

# in order to resolve NetBIOS names to IP Addresses. Use with care!

# The example below excludes use of name resolution for machines that are

# on the local network segment

# - OR - are not deliberately to be known via lmhosts or via WINS.

 name resolve order = host lmhosts bcast


# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:

# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS

   wins support = no


# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client

#     Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT

#  wins server =


# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on

# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be

# at least one    WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.

#  wins proxy = yes


# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names

# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,

# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.

   dns proxy = yes


# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_

# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis

;  preserve case = no

;  short preserve case = no

# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files

;  default case = lower

# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!

;  case sensitive = no


 netbios name = sysbdb03

 server signing = auto

 ntlm auth = yes

 lanman auth = no

 client ntlmv2 auth = yes

#============================ Share Definitions


   comment = Home Directories

   browseable = no

   writable = yes


# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to 

# specifically define each individual printer


   comment = All Printers

   path = /var/spool/samba

   browseable = no

# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print

   guest ok = no

   writable = no

   printable = yes



# EIU entries follow below



#EIU development



  comment = Banner dataload

  path = /u03/dataload

  valid users = @faculty @its

  public = no

  writable = yes

  printable = no

  create mask = 0775


# end of config



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