[Samba] nightmare scenario

Chuck Theobald chuckt at uoregon.edu
Thu Feb 12 13:46:38 MST 2015

Hi All,

I am trying to test an upgrade to the operating system on my file 
server. I am going from RHEL 5 32-bit to Debian 7.8 64-bit. Samba is 
also being moved from 3.0.33 to 3.6.6. My initial attempt on an existing 
Debian 7.8 machine seems to work fine. I am able to smbclient with an 
LDAP user and see the shares.

A fresh install of Debian on another test machine is where the nightmare 
comes in. To all appearances, the configuration is the same, yet I 
cannot connect. smbclient with -d 10 ends with:

                1: NTLMSSP_NEGOTIATE_128
                0: NTLMSSP_NEGOTIATE_56
NTLMSSP Sign/Seal - Initialising with flags:
Got NTLMSSP neg_flags=0x60088215
SPNEGO login failed: Undetermined error
lang_tdb_init: /usr/share/samba/en_US.UTF-8.msg: No such file or directory
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
root at barbera:~#

I need help with this badly and am under a deadline.

Also, smbd takes several minutes to start up. /var/log/daemon.log 
contains entries like:

Feb 12 12:02:29 barbera smbd[11362]:   User root with invalid SID 
S-1-5-21-1042143103-661323779-3120674006-1000 in passdb
Feb 12 12:40:40 barbera smbd[11868]:   User root with invalid SID 
S-1-5-21-1042143103-661323779-3120674006-1000 in passdb


Chuck Theobald
System Administrator
The Robert and Beverly Lewis Center for Neuroimaging
University of Oregon
P: 541-346-0343
F: 541-346-0345

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