[CentOS] CentOS 6 smb authentication?

Thu Nov 17 18:11:56 UTC 2011
Ron Young <ronyoung at nc.rr.com>

I just installed win 7 pro @home in order to be more compatible with
my new @work environment.  I am likewise having a problem with samba
shares.  The samba shares are on a C5.7 server and were readily
available from the same machine running XP for the last couple of

The new w7pro install is on the same network as the previous XP
install on that machine and in fact has the same IP address as the
former XP os.

Now with the fresh install of w7pro I cannot see any of the samba
shares from the w7pro machine.  All of the googled solutions I have
found so far have not worked.  I have added a couple of entries to the
smb.conf that were suggested and restarted smb but no joy.

Anyone have pointers that may get me going again?


Ron Young

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On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 12:26 PM, John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> I have some services on Centos5 boxes that use smb authentication
>> against the Windows domain as a low-maintenance way to handle most of
>> our office users for things that don't need home directories (web/file
>> shares, etc.).  Running authconfig is all it takes to add it to PAM,
>> then adding mod_auth_pam to apache makes it work with that and local
>> users.  This all works without any particular involvement with the
>> Windows group or administrative access there.
>> Is there a better way to do this on C6 that does not involve 'joining'
>> the windows domain?
> You don't *have* to join it to the domain, you can use pam_krb5 without
> joining if you want.  There are advantages if you do though, since a joined
> machine offering samba shares to windows users on a domain won't prompt for a
> password, as it'll use their existing kerberos ticket.  Joining *is* just a
> case of a correct smb.conf/krb5.conf and "net ads join" with an account with
> sufficient privs, so isn't really much pain for servers.
>> And is there a way to make samba (C5 or 6) work with Windows7 other
>> than configuring every client to to send NTLM authentication when
>> requested?
> On C5 I thought upgrading to samb3x was sufficient, and that C6 it should just
> work.  I'm assuming that not the case?
> jh
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