Old 22nd August 2007, 04:00
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Default Samba and PDC nightmare

As a total linux noob and a stubborn type who (usually) figures it out, I have now spent over 90 hours trying to make Samba (3.0.23c-2.el5.2.0.2) running on CentOS 5 into a PDC and fileserver.

After over 10 attempts of starting (again) from scratch, I now have 1: gray hair; 2. suicidal tendencies; 3. an ulcer; and 4. a complete and successful understanding of Samba - _NOT_!

I keep reaching the magical point where, when i try to join a windows machine (XP or 2003) to the domain, and enter the username (root) and PW, I get "permission denied". If I use a different username, or err on the PW, i get invalid user, which inspires me and tells me that at least I've got something right (i figure if she acknowledges that she knows me, and refuses to talk to me because i'm a jerk, it's better than being an unknown

I have added the clients manually both to the linux user group, and to the samba user group (at least i sincerely believe that I have). Honestly, If I had a 64bit version of 2003 lying around, i believe i'd have given up.

This linux thing is hard on the self-esteem; I'm feeling as incompetent and ignorant as some of the people i help with their windows difficulties...

Everything in my smb.conf was put together, step by step, from reading literally dozens of how-tos and tutorials and tips.

CentOS ships with a GUI for configuring Samba (which is nice, but i don't really understand it) and another for configuring samba users (which _is_ nice). Battled to get Swat working, only to be sadly disappointed. (BTW, swat quit working; claims my username/PW are invalid... go figure.

Any and all pointers , particularly those that a noob can understand, are _greatly_ appreciated.


Here's the logfile for the machine I'm trying to bring onto the domain:
[2007/08/21 21:26:45, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(840)
Can't become connected user!


workgroup = fsa
netbios aliases = fsaserv, fsaserver
server string = Samba PDC rodando CentOS
# password server =
#passdb backend = ldapsam
passdb backend = tdbsam

encrypt passwords = yes

;ldap admin dn = cn=root,dc=fsa,dc=local
;ldap ssl = No
;start_tls = 389
;ldap port = 389
;ldap suffix = dc=fsa,dc=local
;ldap server = ldap.fsa.local

unix password sync = yes
pam password change = yes
winbind uid = 10000-20000
winbind gid = 10000-20000
winbind use default domain = yes
template homedir = /home/users/%U

#obey pam restrictions = yes

socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192

remote announce =

username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
log level = 1
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
acl compatibility = winnt
time server = yes
server signing = Auto
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd %u
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
set primary group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%L\users\%U\.profile

; security = user
domain logons = yes
os level = 64
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
dns proxy = no
wins support = Yes
winbind cache time = 90
valid users = @sysadmin,chris
admin users = @sysadmin
# printer admin = @sysadmin
nt acl support = No
cups options = raw
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g samba-clients -s /bin/false -M %u
# domain admin group = diego.p derly.j chris @sysadmin
restrict anonymous = no
max protocol = NT
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd
passwd chat timeout = 10
ldap ssl = No

comment = Home Directories
path = /usr/local/samba/profiles
read only = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700
browseable = No

[net logon]
path = /home/samba/net logon
guest ok = Yes

path = /home/samba/profiles
read only = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

comment = All Printers
path = /usr/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No

comment = Marketing
path = /home/marketing
valid users = chris, clara.s
read only = no

comment = Provas
path = /home/studio/provas
valid users = @sysadmin,chris,diego.p,elizeth.l,herlem.r,tamara. p,tatiana.d,tereza.a
browseable = no
case sensitive = no
strict locking = no
msdfs proxy = no

comment = Digital Loja
path = /home/operacional/digitalloja
valid users = chris, derly.j, diego.p
read only = no

comment = Digital Studio
path = /home/operacional/digitalstudio
valid users = chris, diego.p, gardennya
read only = no

[provas-Somente Leitura]
comment = Provas - Somente Leitura
path = /home/studio/provas
valid users = chris, elizeth.l, gardennya, herlem.r, tamara.p, tatiana.d, tereza.a

comment = Normas e Procedimentos
path = /home/admin/normas
guest ok = Yes

comment = $eller
path = /home/seller
case sensitive = no
strict locking = no
msdfs proxy = no
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Old 23rd August 2007, 11:14
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