[Samba] 2.2.7 to 3.3.12 upgrade issue

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 27 02:23:01 MST 2015

On 27/01/15 05:03, 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.

Yes but what are they authenticating to ? windows 2003 or 2008 or 2012 ? 
perhaps the smb.conf does need updating, things change between samba 

You will probably be better off upgrading yet again to the latest 
package available here: http://www.perzl.org/aix/index.php?n=main.samba

A look at your smb.conf may help.


> 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?
> -- 
> Regards,
> Bob Wyatt

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