[clug-talk] SAMBA issue

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Mon Mar 19 19:42:20 PDT 2012

Think I found the issue.  It looks like Samba by default will 
synchronize the SMB passwords with the Unix passwords.  I'm working now 
to verify this, but if so it seems that uninstalling libpam-smbpass AND 
setting "unix password sync = No " in your smb.conf file should resolve 
this issue.

I'll let you know if the problem persists after doing this.


On 12-03-19 08:30 PM, Shawn wrote:
> I'm having a weird problem with my Samba setup.
> I can get things to a point where I can mount the samba shares on my
> workstation. Read/Write and everything works. I even have this automated
> to happen on boot up and this works. Sometimes.
> Occasionally the system refuses to mount the shares automatically on
> boot. When I try to mount them manually I get told "permission denied".
> I *know* I didn't change my password between mounting attempts. I have
> no errors in /var/log/samba/log.smbd.
> To resolve this I have two options - either reboot the computer and go
> through the whole process again (which may or may not work). OR, I can
> go through an "smbpasswd -r myserver" process to change my password to
> something else and again to change it back. Mounting after the password
> change resolves the problem for a while.
> Is AppArmor getting in the way? Is there something else I've overlooked?
> Thanks for any tips.
> Shawn
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