[Samba] unknown authentification failure - Samba 4.0.1 pdc

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 29 13:53:56 MDT 2013

On 29/10/13 19:47, bugblatterbeast wrote:
> Hi,
>     I'm still trying to find out, what caused the strange behaviour of 
> one of our windows workstations.
> Am 28.10.2013 15:26, schrieb bugblatterbeast:
>> any username like "domainname\domainuser" with password always fails 
>> without delay. Either when trying to log on to the workstation, or 
>> when connecting to a samba share on the domain-controller (like 
>> "\\domaincontroller\share").
>> Now, when we log in as a local user and try to connect to a samba 
>> share on the domain-controller using the WRONG username 
>> "computername\domainuser" with the NOT MATCHING password of the 
>> domainuser it works!!!!! We can not only connect to a samba share but 
>> also join or leave the domain. However it's still impossible to logon 
>> to the workstation that way... 
> As Greg already mentioned yesterday, the bug I've linked in a previos 
> post is most likely not related to this problem. It seems as if it was 
> just a coincidence, that it came from the same machine...
> @steve: Thanks for your help. It didn't work so far, but I'm still not 
> finished with the all the updates (that's a bit complicated here).
> It would really mean a lot to me, to find out, what caused this 
> problem and not just fix it by a reinstalling the client OS. I've put 
> some effort in convincing everybody to use samba4 and I'd like to be 
> able, to give a good explanation on this.
> Nice regards, bbb
I will say it again, but this is the last time, post what OS's you are 
using, what versions of samba you are using & where, finally post your 
smb.conf's. Without this info, nobody will be able to even start to help 


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