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Old 01-08-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Samba: Windows XP Pro access to Linux box


At work we've recently installed a Slackware 10.0 box C with Samba on it. It's connected to the XXX.YYY-domain as a little brother of client A (Windows XP) and server B (Red Hat 9). B acts as a DHCP server for a small private LAN with some Linux clients, a Windows 2000-machine and 2 Windows XP Pro-boxes (of which one is a laptop).

I copied the smb.conf of B to C and made some minor changes. I also gave everyone a Unix account and corresponding Samba account (via smbpasswd). Now, the Linux clients and the Windows 2000-box can access their Samba shares (home directories), the Windows XP clients can not.

What's confusing:
  • Client A finds C in its neighborhood, he can log in and sees the available shares. When accessing his home share, he gets an "Access denied"-error and a message telling him to ask for proper permissions. Even if we make his home share a 777, this message stays the same. Access to the printer map (which is empty because there's no printer attached) on the other hand, is possible without any problem.
  • The other troublesome XP-clients (those behind server B), can't even find C in the first place. On trying to mount the share by name, they get the same error as A did.

So, I wonder whether someone has encountered these problems too? Here's the smb.conf (after tweaking our first one with swat):
# Global parameters
	workgroup = OURGROUP
	server string = Samba Server
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
	pam password change = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
	unix password sync = Yes
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	max log size = 1024
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	load printers = No
	dns proxy = No
	ldap ssl = no
	valid users = @users
	hosts allow = XXX.YYY., 127.
	hosts deny = ALL

	comment = Home Directories
	read only = No
Any help appreciated,
Old 01-09-2005, 03:29 AM   #2
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pam password change = yes
as well as the line about pam restrictions.

Try changing these options to no, or removing the lines.
I don't think pam is included in Slack.
This may be why your error is occuring.

Old 01-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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Correct, there is no pam in Slackware.
Old 01-09-2005, 06:03 PM   #4
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The option you have if you don't want to complicate yourself very much is install dorpline gnome for Slack, it includes the pam package by default (I found that out too late), I don't like pam
Old 01-10-2005, 04:35 AM   #5
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I did remove those PAM-lines, but that didn't do much. After removing the DENY ALL, client D (a twin of A) and the clients behind B can access server C. I can't test client A currently, but normally it should work now.

Thanks for the suggestions,
Old 01-12-2005, 03:44 AM   #6
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I've been too optimistic . Client A is the only one unable to use Samba correctly. User A's Samba account works, though. We've tried it via a laptop on the same wifi-connection as client A. Both the laptop and client A have the same OS (Windows XP Pro with SP2). So, the problem isn't Slackware-related anymore.

Just for the sake of completeness, part of the error log:

  NT user token of user S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-501
  contains 7 SIDs
  SID[  0]: S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-501
  SID[  1]: S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-514
  SID[  2]: S-1-1-0
  SID[  3]: S-1-5-2
  SID[  4]: S-1-5-32-546
  SID[  5]: S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-1197
  SID[  6]: S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-1199
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 5] auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_sam(844)
  make_server_info_sam: made server info for user nobody -> nobody
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(268)
  check_ntlm_password: guest authentication for user [] succeeded
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 5] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(305)
  check_ntlm_password:  guest authentication for user [] -> [] -> [nobody] succeeded
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 5] auth/auth_util.c:free_user_info(1298)
  attempting to free (and zero) a user_info structure
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 10] auth/auth_util.c:free_user_info(1301)
  structure was created for 
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] libsmb/ntlmssp_sign.c:ntlmssp_sign_init(319)
  NTLMSSP Sign/Seal - Initialising with flags:
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] libsmb/ntlmssp.c:debug_ntlmssp_flags(62)
  Got NTLMSSP neg_flags=0x60088215
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/password.c:register_vuid(222)
  User name: nobody	Real name: nobody
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/password.c:register_vuid(241)
  UNIX uid 99 is UNIX user nobody, and will be vuid 100
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/process.c:process_smb(890)
  Transaction 3 of length 82
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/process.c:switch_message(685)
  switch message SMBtconX (pid 31567)
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:set_sec_ctx(288)
  setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] lib/access.c:check_access(313)
  check_access: no hostnames in host allow/deny list.
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 2] lib/access.c:check_access(324)
  Allowed connection from  (
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(457)
  Connect path is '/tmp' for service [IPC$]
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] lib/util_seaccess.c:se_access_check(251)
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] lib/util_seaccess.c:se_access_check(252)
  se_access_check: user sid is S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-501
  se_access_check: also S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-514
  se_access_check: also S-1-1-0
  se_access_check: also S-1-5-2
  se_access_check: also S-1-5-32-546
  se_access_check: also S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-1197
  se_access_check: also S-1-5-21-1153249575-2565324612-427322846-1199
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/vfs.c:vfs_init_default(203)
  Initialising default vfs hooks
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 2] smbd/uid.c:change_to_user(205)
  change_to_user: Invalid vuid used 100 or vuid not permitted access to share.
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(541)
  Can't become connected user!
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/error.c:error_packet(118)
  error packet at smbd/reply.c(389) cmd=117 (SMBtconX) NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/process.c:process_smb(890)
  Transaction 4 of length 43
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/process.c:switch_message(685)
  switch message SMBulogoffX (pid 31567)
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:set_sec_ctx(288)
  setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 5] auth/auth_util.c:free_server_info(1324)
  attempting to free (and zero) a server_info structure
[2005/01/11 11:09:13, 3] smbd/reply.c:reply_ulogoffX(1207)
  ulogoffX vuid=100
[2005/01/11 11:09:23, 3] smbd/process.c:timeout_processing(1104)
  timeout_processing: End of file from client (client has disconnected).
[2005/01/11 11:09:23, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:set_sec_ctx(288)
  setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2005/01/11 11:09:23, 2] smbd/server.c:exit_server(568)
  Closing connections
[2005/01/11 11:09:23, 3] smbd/connection.c:yield_connection(69)
  Yielding connection to 
[2005/01/11 11:09:23, 3] smbd/connection.c:yield_connection(76)
  yield_connection: tdb_delete for name  failed with error Record does not exist.
[2005/01/11 11:09:23, 3] smbd/server.c:exit_server(611)
  Server exit (normal exit)
Strange thing is: we logged in as a specific user having a UNIX and a Samba account. The log says we're logged in as nobody...

Any suggestions?
Old 01-31-2005, 05:30 PM   #7
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Smile suggestion


I am definitely newbie by all definitions but I think the problem might be adding some registry info into Windows:

Old 02-05-2005, 10:25 AM   #8
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We already tried the register hacks, to no avail. But, we also did the following 2 things:
  • browseable = no
  • install the Samba 3.0.10 instead of the standard one included in Slackware 10.0

Apparently, one of the two did the job, so now we can all samba ;-)!

Thanks to everybody for their input,


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