[Samba] Winbind Offline Login

Johan Meiring jmeiring at pcservices.co.za
Tue Feb 16 08:11:08 MST 2010


I have the following setup.

Office A - Windows 2003 DC
Office B - Samba 3.4.5 domain member

I want users in Office B to still be able to access files on the Samba 
domain member when the link between Office A and Office B does down.

I have enabled "winbind offline logon".

If I now break the link between Office A and Office B.  All work as 
expected.  (I did not test longer than 5 minutes, dont know if "winbind 
cache time" will come in to play).

But if a workstation in Office B then logs off, and logs back on, they 
cannot access shares on the Samba Domain Member anymore.

I realise that "winbind offline logon" mentions that it is for local pam 
logons to the Samba Server itself.

Is there any other way to allow cached access to shares on the Samba server 
in Office B?


Johan Meiring
Cape PC Services CC
Tel: (021) 883-8271
Fax: (021) 886-7782

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