[Samba] SAMBA 4.14.4 now prompts for userid and password after AIX 7.1 to 7.2 Upgrade

Vaughan, Robert J vaughar2 at gdls.com
Mon Dec 5 18:55:48 UTC 2022

> I knew you were going to say that, but I am running a Solaris 11 domain member from OS package Samba that reports version 4.13.8 without winbind with several hundred users right now
> And same experience on Red Hat 7 and 8 (reported versions a bit different but newer than 4.8)
> It complains about no winbind in the logs but yet it works

>> If you read here (under the heading 'Samba 4.8.0'):

>> https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_4.8_Features_added/changed__;!!BlOwZnr7TA!mkqAC6zlQT_E3OrhCnUwT30X3XjIAN3rbBFCSsu2pq0rzs5I28WxWMn8wL1xrYqwekJfQHCMPRzNgDCb$  

>> It states:

>> Domain member setups require winbindd

>> Setups with "security = domain" or "security = ads" require a running 
>> 'winbindd' now. The fallback that smbd directly contacts domain 
>> controllers is gone.

>> So, unless I have understood it wrong, if you are running Samba as a 
>> Unix domain member, from version 4.8.0 you must run winbind.

>> The only way around this that I can think of, is that Samba has been 
>> patched to allow smbd to work in the old way, where it could contact the 
>> domain controller directly.

>> The other possibility is that you are not actually running a Unix domain 
>> member, you are running a standalone server.

I can only imagine that the OS vendors did the patch you suggest.  In fact when I had a ticket open with Oracle about it they did seem to suggest they had done something to keep the fallback working for a while, but could no longer do that  

Robert Vaughan

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