Samba password server?
kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Wed Jul 4 16:33:56 MDT 2007
I have 3 windows boxes and 2 linux boxes on a small home network that I
am attempting to consolidate the password authentication management. My
desire was to create a Samba Domain Controller, and have the Windows and
Linux boxes join this domain.
I followed a Samba domain controller setup tutorial . I was able to
get the Samba domain controller up and running. I was also able to have
the Windows machines join the domain. I can login to the Windows box
using the domain user credentials, and this appears to work without any
[root at PDC ~]# uname -a
Linux PDC 2.6.18-8.1.6.el5 #1 SMP Thu Jun 14 17:46:09 EDT 2007 i686
athlon i386 GNU/Linux
The problem I am experiencing is getting the Linux machine to do
likewise. I following this "Using Samba to join a Windows NT domain"
tutorial , and was able to have the Linux box join (or so I thought):
[root at test ~]# uname -a
Linux test 2.6.15-1.2054_FC5 #1 Tue Mar 14 15:48:33 EST 2006 i686 athlon
[root at test ~]# cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
workgroup = MYDOMAIN
security = domain
password server = PDC
encrypt passwords = yes
[root at test ~]# net join MYDOMAIN -U Administrator
Joined domain MYDOMAIN.
But when I attempt to login to the test machine using the same user that
worked for the Windows machine, I get and "authentication failure" error
message. What step am I missing with the Linux box?
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