[Samba] xp clients can't auth after reboot without smb restart

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 15:01:46 MDT 2010

The "the semaphore timeout has expired" seems pretty significant.  I bet 
it is related to the problem you have with your non-domain machines.

I would google it.    In fact I did-  one post mentioned wins.  Another 
post mentioned digital signing -  which should NOT be an issue with XP 
and current Samba versions.

On 06/22/2010 04:21 PM, delpheye wrote:
> My apologies for not including this information previously.  I'm 
> running CentOS 5.5 on Samba 3.3.8-0.52 and the machines are all XP 
> Pro.  Joining the machine to the domain is successful sporadically, 
> but once the machine is joined, upon reboot and profile loading, it 
> returns "the semaphore timeout has expired" and loads a temporary 
> local profile.
> I'm mapping the drives from My Computer and when it's working, 
> credentials don't have to be specified because they're the same as the 
> user's desktop login.  However, when it fails and I'm prompted for 
> login info, specifying domain\username or just username produces the 
> same results.  According to samba and ldap logs, these credentials are 
> never passed to the server at that time.
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM, Gaiseric Vandal 
> <gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com <mailto:gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Which samba version?
>     Are these XP Pro or XP Home machines.  If XP Pro, have you tried
>     joining the machine to the domain?
>     When you map a drive letter to a samba share from XP, are you
>     using "LocalPC\yourname"  or "Domain\Yourname" when specifying
>     credentials?
>     Are you mapping the drive with Windows explorer or the "net" command?
>     On 06/22/2010 07:45 AM, delpheye wrote:
>         I currently have several fresh installs of XP that will
>         connect to shares,
>         but will not reconnect after a workstation reboot.  These are
>         workstations
>         that are not joined to the domain.  Only accessing shares from
>         a local
>         profile, but using the same user/pass to login as to connect
>         to Samba.  I
>         get various errors at that point.
>         Upon reboot, attempting to access the share generates:
>         "An error occurred while reconnecting Z: to \\domain-fs\business
>         Microsoft Windows Network: The specified network name is no
>         longer available
>         This connection has not been restored."
>         At which point, attempting to re-map the drive results in an
>         authentication
>         window, but no correct user/pass is accepted.  If I restart
>         Samba, then the
>         share is mapped using the workstations login credentials.
>         Logging is set to 3 now, but I'm not even sure where to look.
>          For some
>         reason, restarting the daemon allows authentication to pass
>         from clientA to
>         Samba, but clientB is able to access the share at the same
>         time(and vice
>         versa after clientB has been rebooted.)
>         My smb.conf is here: http://pastebin.ca/1888385
>         What could be causing this behavior?
>         Thanks,
>         M
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