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Old 05-09-2006, 02:06 PM   #1
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Why Can't I Access Samba Shares Via As ADS User

Hi there

Can anyone help a clueless newbie who has lost the will to live?

I have followed a few how-to's on accessing samba shares as ADS domain user but can't get over the final hurdle of actually being able to access shares from a windows client. Here's the process.

1) Install samba, kerberos, winbind, etc. All is good

2) configure the /etc/krb5.conf to:
default_realm = MYDOMAIN.COM
ticket_lifetime = 24h
forwardable = yes
kdc =
default_domain = MYDOMAIN.COM
kpasswd_server =
admin_server = win2k
[domain_realms] = MYDOMAIN.COM = MYDOMAIN.COM
profile = /var/kerberos/krb5kdc/kdc.conf
pam = {
debug = false
ticket_lifetime = 36000
renew_lifetime = 36000
forwardable = true
krb4_convert = false
No problems here either, kerberos ticket gained and 'net ads join' successful. command wbinfo -u show ads user info and wbinfo -g shows ads group info.

3) Edited /etc/samba/smb.conf as follows:
workgroup = MYDOMAIN
server string = Net Server
security = ADS
password server =
log level = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/%m
max log size = 50
server signing = auto
printcap name = cups
preferred master = No
domain master = No
wins support = Yes
ldap ssl = no
idmap uid = 10000-20000
idmap gid = 10000-20000
winbind separator = +
comment = All Printers
path = /tmp
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
browseable = No
path = /home/ftp/public
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
5) edit /etc/nsswitch.cong to:
passwd compat files winbind
shadows compat files winbind
groups compat files winbind
6) [I] service smb/winbind start [I] all ok.

7) Access samba share from windows client. Samba server is present within neighbourhood network, but receive a username and password prompt when i try to access. When an ADS username is entered the prompt rejects and asks again with no entery every being gained.

Can anybody please tell me where i am going wrong or what i haven't done. I am losing the will to live.

Many thanks for any assistance?
Old 05-09-2006, 02:12 PM   #2
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oops sorry: Fedora Core 4 (full yum update) & Samba 3


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