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Old 08-28-2009, 02:38 PM   #1
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Newbie: Samba under Ubuntu - default config locations don't match

Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty server)

I am building a Samba server to handle our small company's domain logons. I selected the LAMP package during install, with no changes to any defaults. I'm currently in the midst of Samba config, and it's kicking my butt!

From the HowTO, I have been able to do smbclient logins from localhost, and after have managed a basic user login from the Ubuntu shell:

smbclient //jam2/administrator -U administrator -W JAM2
Enter administrator's password:
Domain=[JAM2] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.3.2]
smb: \>

However, domain logins and joins from Windows machines are not working right now. I started out trying to set up ldap, but now see the wisdom of sticking with tdbsam. Looking closer into tdbsam and my password files, and the HOWTO, I am now officially confused and think I may be seeing differences between Ubuntu's LAMP installation and's recommendations.

Is my installation broken?
When I read information from the HOWTO, they seem to like some files *(i.e. .tdb files) stored in the path /var/lib/samba. yet Ubuntu seems to have configured them in /etc/samba
For instance...

root@jam:/var/log/mycron# smbd -b | grep PRIVATE_DIR
PRIVATE_DIR: /etc/samba
root@jam:/var/log/mycron# smbd -b | grep LOCKDIR
LOCKDIR: /var/run/samba

...yet the only .tdb files on the system are under /var

root@jam:~/samba# find / -iname *.tdb
Other than a "swift kick to the n00b" does anyone have any observations to share about differences in installation defaults between vs Samba-on-Ubuntu?

PS, since I notice all n00b posts are answered with "can we see your smb.conf file...", here it is. Still learning, so be kind.


	workgroup = JAM2
	netbios name = SMB
	server string = %h Domain Controller  %v
	interfaces = bond0, lo
	bind interfaces only = Yes
	map to guest = Bad User
	obey pam restrictions = Yes
	passdb backend = tdbsam
	pam password change = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
	unix password sync = Yes
	syslog = 0
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 1000
	name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	printcap name = cups
	show add printer wizard = No
	add user script = /usr/sbin/adduser --quiet --disabled-password --gecos "" %u
	add group script = /usr/sbin/addgroup --force-badname %g
	delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
	add user to group script = /usr/sbin/adduser %u %g
	delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/deluser %u %g
	add machine script = /usr/sbin/adduser 	-g machines -c "%u machine account" -d /var/lib/samba -s /bin/false '%u'
	logon script = jamlogin.bat
	logon path = 
	logon drive = H:
	logon home = \\%L\%u\.win_profile\%m
	domain logons = Yes
	os level = 33
	domain master = Yes
	wins support = Yes
	panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
	idmap uid = 10000-20000
	idmap gid = 20000-30000
	template shell = /bin/bash
	winbind enum users = Yes
	winbind enum groups = Yes
	winbind use default domain = Yes

	comment = Home Directories
	path = /samba/home/%u
	valid users = %S, %D%w%S
	read only = No
	create mask = 0775
	directory mask = 0775
	inherit acls = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Network Logon Service
	path = /samba/netlogon
	guest ok = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Users profiles
	path = /samba/home/profiles/
	create mask = 0600
	directory mask = 0700
	browseable = No

	comment = SMB Print Spool
	path = /var/spool/samba
	guest ok = Yes
	printable = Yes
	use client driver = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Printer Drivers
	path = /var/lib/samba/printers

	comment = app samba share
	path = /home/samba/app
	read only = No
	create mask = 0770
	directory mask = 0770
	guest ok = Yes

	comment = JAM Corporate Data
	path = /home/samba/jam
	read only = No
	create mask = 0770
	directory mask = 0770

	comment = Website backups
	path = /var/www
	create mask = 0775
	directory mask = 0775
	guest ok = Yes


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