[Samba] centos 5.11 samba3.6.23-6.el5 odd user behaviour

peter lawrie peter.lawrie at glendiscovery.co.uk
Fri Nov 7 06:45:08 MST 2014

I should have added the following from the error log in /var/log/samba

  smb_pam_account: PAM: UNKNOWN PAM ERROR (12) during Account Management
for User: brian
[2014/11/07 10:30:23.702760,  0] auth/pampass.c:797(smb_pam_accountcheck)
  smb_pam_accountcheck: PAM: Account Validation Failed - Rejecting User


On 7 November 2014 13:41, peter lawrie <peter.lawrie at glendiscovery.co.uk>

> Hi
> Centos linux 5.11 server with samba3.6.23-6.el5 with workgroup (not domain)
> This system has been running for four years with no real issues.
> There are 9 xp clients all within the workgroup, rather than connected to
> the domain.
> The server is used for windows shares and for openwebmail
> This week I had a problem with the draytek 2820 adsl router.
> I had to reset it and update to the latest 2014 firmware. - the router
> does dhcp and dns, not the server.
> After reconnecting, for some reason two of the users could no longer
> connect to the server with their usual login and password. The others are
> fine.
> I tried smbpasswd -a and -e to reset passwords and enable the user
> This made no difference.
> Each workstation has the users normal login and password which matches the
> samba login names.
> I created new logins for these two, so instead of brian, I created brian2
> with the same password.
> I did not want to mess with the local profile, so now, he logs in as
> brian, then clicks on each of the shares in windows explorer and enters
> brian2, - then everything is fine (until he restarts of course)
> I cannot see anything wrong with the users on samba and nothing was done
> to the server (apart from a restart) after updating the router.
> Before I start messing around with the samba, is there any obvious reason
> for this?
> smb.conf attached
> Peter Lawrie

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