[Samba] samba not knowing new users

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 07:22:47 MST 2011

For a standalone server, with unix accounts for the users, you will not 
need winbind anyway.    Did you modify /etc/nsswitch.conf to look for 
users in winbind-  you do not want to do this.

Does "pdbedit -Lv" show the users?

How are you viewing the smbpasswd file?  It should be a TDB type file 
that you can view the contents with "tdbdump the_file_name."

In smb.conf, if you are restricting shares to specific users, maybe you 
should try restricting shares to specific groups and then making sure 
the users are in the groups.

Samba will reread the smb.conf file with out having to restart samba.  
However if you already have an open session to samba, I suspect that new 
changes to smb.conf may not affecting existing sessions.  So the problem 
may actually be that samba may be recognizing the user but denying access.

On 01/19/2011 06:12 AM, mat.enders at gmail.com wrote:
> Sorry for the top post but that is the way BlackBerry does it
> When you say restart do you mean the server or samba.
> ------Original Message------
> From: Hajo Locke
> Sender: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] samba not knowing new users
> Sent: Jan 19, 2011 6:08 AM
> Hello,
>> Is this server a PDC or standalone server?
> this is a standalone server Ubuntu 10.04 lts, simple samba-setup for
> inetusers.
>> What is the backend for samba accounts?
> passdb backend = smbpasswd
>> Do you create unix accounts first as well, or are you using winbind/idmap
>> backend to allocate unix id's for the samba accounts.
>> Do accounts show up with "wbinfo -u" ?
> we create the unix-accounts and after this we add the user to samba by
> smbpasswd -sa
> i can see all users in the smbpasswd file.
> hmm, i installed winwind, we dont use it but wbinfo -u shows all users incl.
> the users which wont work (NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER)
> this is a mircale to me, only restart helps to get users to work.
> Thanks,
> Hajo

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