[Samba] 2.2.7 to 3.3.12 upgrade issue

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Jan 27 01:36:25 MST 2015

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 12:03:22AM -0500, Bob Wyatt wrote:
> Upgraded an AIX Server from AIX 5.3 TL3 with Samba 2.2.7 to AIX 7.1
> TL3 with 3.3.12. Client uses AD authentication.
> Upgrade did not change smb.passwd or smb.conf.
> Windows users trying to mount a share are presented a request for
> their credentials; whether they supply the AD or AIX credentials,
> the access is denied - "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad
> password." The smbd and nmbd processes start without error. I
> presume that as the server was working, it is already registered in
> the domain. I would not expect the OS version change to affect that
> registration.
> With AD authentication, I would presume that I need to capture
> something on the AD side to see what's happening? But I don't
> envision that the AD just blesses the credentials and opens a link
> to the server.
> What will help me identify the problem?

Debug level 10 logs of smbd might. But please be aware that
3.3 is out of maintenance since August 2011, which is more
than 3 years ago. You might want to contact your AIX support
for a more recent Samba version or support of this ancient
Samba version.

With best regards,

Volker Lendecke

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