[Samba] Samba Domain member server - using domain part within authentication

Michal Bruncko michal.bruncko at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 06:39:30 MDT 2012

Hello list,

We are using several file servers in our enviroment in following way:
- 1st fileserver is PDC
- 2nd ... Xth are domain memeber server (with security = domain, and joined
in domain via "net rpc join" command)

When user is logging into 1st fileserver, he can be successfully
authenticated with typing only "username" (without domain part) and his
password from client computer which is NOT part of this domain.
But when user is trying to log in to some domain member server, the
authentication willl not be successful until hi use login in form
"DOMAIN\username" and his password.
I need to note here, that winbind is not running on member servers, just
pure smbd and nmbd daemons.

Is there any way how to authenticate to member servers without using domain
part in authentication name?

I am using:
- on Server: samba on CentOS 6 - samba-3.5.10-125.el6.x86_64
- on Client: windows 7

many thanks


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