[Samba] Samba 4.0.6 update - login issues

Kristofer Pettijohn kristofer at cybernetik.net
Sat Jun 8 18:26:24 MDT 2013

I should also mention that I do not think it is the Samba version, because I have one of my DC's set up to use winbind to authenticate against the directory. and when this happens, I am unable to authenticate using my AD credentials until I restart the Samba DC processes.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Bartlett" <abartlet at samba.org>
To: "Kristofer Pettijohn" <kristofer at cybernetik.net>
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Sent: Friday, June 7, 2013 7:36:47 PM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba 4.0.6 update - login issues

On Wed, 2013-06-05 at 23:49 -0500, Kristofer Pettijohn wrote:
> I updated all 14 of our Domain Controllers to 4.0.6, and now I am having random authentication issues.

What version did you upgrade from?

> Our radius server uses ntlm_auth to authenticate users.  Every morning
> at 3AM since the update, ntlm_auth fails to authenticate.  If I
> restart Samba 4 on the domain controller that the radius server
> connects to, then authentication works again.
> In addition, I am running Samba 3.5.10-125.el6 with winbind on all of
> our file servers.  Users randomly become unable to authenticate and
> connect to file shares.  If I restart Samba 4 on the domain controller
> closest to the file server, they are able to authenticate again.
> Simply restarting winbind doesn't resolve it.  I need to restart the
> samba daemons on the domain controller.
> What might be causing this?

I would need logs and network traces to investigate this further. 

Could it be a kerberos ticket expiring?

Does it still happen if you upgrade a test member server to 3.6 or 4.0
(so we can narrow down the issue)?


Andrew Bartlett

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Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org

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