Samba oddness

Aviss,Tyler tjaviss-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Thu Nov 5 07:54:41 UTC 2009

Just out of curiousity, have you considered plugging the users in LDAP  
and then setting up samba to use that. We have an smbldap setup at  
work and while it can be a PITA to setup initially it does open up a  
lot of doors for other integration and gets past some of the annoying  
issues with samba password files.

On that note, anyone found a useful replacement for Domain+policies  
that works with Vista/7? Eventually that is going to be a big  
roadblock if a stable+featureful major-version upgrade doesn't come up  
for samba semi-soon...

(sent from my phone, so please excuse the typos)

On 4-Nov-09, at 3:09 PM, William O'Higgins Witteman <william.ohiggins-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at 
 > wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 05:11:25PM -0500, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>>> I recently upgraded samba from 2:3.3.4-1 to 2:3.4.2-1, and  
>>> afterwards
>>> none of my windows users were able to connect - they received  
>>> password
>>> errors.
>>> I needed to recreate the passwords for all of my users before I  
>>> was able
>>> to get them back on the file server.  This was (of course) a PITA,  
>>> but
>>> hopefully if another TLUGger has a problem, they will read this  
>>> before
>>> they tear out their hair.
>> Thanks for the warning.
>> I assume you mean just the Samba password (ie, set using  
>> `smbpasswd`),
>> right?
> Correct - I had to freshen each user's password (which I had
> conveniently set for them, and recorded)
>> I've looked on launchpad and don't see this reported as a bug. Is  
>> this
>> expected upgrade behaviour?
> Goodness, I hope not.  I did see a reference to this in the past, so
> I'll keep an eye on things.  I read that this can revert and you  
> have to
> refresh the passwords again.  I'll keep you posted.
> After samba issues and a round of ignorant users spreading virii  
> around
> my network, I wish I could move everyone off windows - I could set
> things up very nicely with sshfs and Linux or Mac computers that I  
> could
> not only keep clean of viruses, but could also effectively administer
> remotely.  Someday...
> -- 
> yours,
> William
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