Hi folks,

Be gentle - first time I've posted to this list! ;-) I'll try and be
complete. If I missed something, please let me know. I've googled and
found some information, but nothing *quite* relevant.

Running Fedora Core 6. Been using Samba for a long time, it's always
been problem free. Since the Fedora upgrade to 3.0.24-4.fc6 (I know
this is something specific to Fedora - Samba only has one 3.0.24
release), I'm having problems with Samba authentication.

I've learned:

1) If I compile/install 3.0.24 from source, or download the prebuilt
3.0.24 source, it works fine.
2) If I install 3.0.24-4.fc6 via 'yum update' in Fedora, Samba fails
3) If I either install the prebuilt 3.0.25rc1 binary or build/install
from source, 3.0.25rc1 fails

The problem:

On the Windows side (running either Windows XP SP1 or Windows 2003
Server), if I do something like:

net use x: \\miffy\dvd

Then I get a password prompt (I normally don't get a password prompt -
my Windows password and smb password is the same). If I give my
username and password, then the 'net use' fails. But it works fine with
3.0.24 (built from source or downloaded from samba.org).

Thinking it might be a configuration change, I reapplied my changes to
the distributed "smb.conf" file; this had no effect.

My Samba configuration file (/etc/samba/smb.conf) is set up for
"security = user", no guest account, "local master = no". The relevant
share is set up as:

[dvd]
comment = Music Directory
mangled names = no
path = /mnt/storage/mythdvd
writeable = yes
inherit owner = yes
admin users = jeff

In file smbd.log:

[2007/04/15 04:38:27, 1] smbd/server.cpen_sockets_smbd(408)
Reloading services after SIGHUP
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 0] smbd/server.c:main(847)
smbd version 3.0.24-4.fc6 started.
Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2006
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 1 (min password
length), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 2 (password
history), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 3 (user must
logon to change password), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 4 (maximum
password age), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 5 (minimum
password age), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 6 (lockout
duration), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 7 (reset count
minutes), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 8 (bad lockout
attempt), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 9 (disconnect
time), returning 0
[2007/04/19 08:40:21, 1] lib/account_pol.c:account_policy_get(332)
account_policy_get: tdb_fetch_uint32 failed for field 10 (refuse
machine password change), returning 0

I'm not 100% sure if these errors relate to my attempted mount or not
.... I tried the mount more than just once, but all these were logged at
the same point in time.

Finally, in the host specific log, I see things like:

[2007/04/19 08:56:49, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(1033)
jcoffler-lap (192.168.1.97) connect to service dvd initially as user
jeff (uid=0, gid=500) (pid 31758)
[2007/04/19 08:56:59, 1] smbd/service.c:close_cnum(1230)
jcoffler-lap (192.168.1.97) closed connection to service dvd
[2007/04/19 09:26:00, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection_snum(1033)
jcoffler-lap (192.168.1.97) connect to service dvd initially as user
jeff (uid=0, gid=500) (pid 30297)
[2007/04/19 09:26:10, 1] smbd/service.c:close_cnum(1230)
jcoffler-lap (192.168.1.97) closed connection to service dvd

But these appear to get logged even if I get the "password" prompt on
the Windows side.

Seems version related, but I'm not really sure why. Didn't find
anything relevant in the release notes. I did find issues with Vista,
but I'm not running Vista, I'm running XP (and Windows Server - I've
tried from both places).

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

-- Jeff
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