Category Samba

Windows 7 and Samba

Today I tried to put in production an update of Samba 3 (3.5.4) to allow Windope 7 clients to join the domain. After having performed what's on the samba wiki page about this topic [here], I could join the machine to the domain but I was not able to login !? :( In the log :
[2010/08/20 16:55:20.682477,  0] rpc_server/srv_netlog_nt.c:714(_netr_ServerAuthenticate3)
  _netr_ServerAuthenticate3: netlogon_creds_server_check failed. Rejecting auth request from client RO-BACKUP machine account RO-BACKUP$
[2010/08/20 16:55:30.993850,  0] lib/util_sock.c:474(read_fd_with_timeout)
[2010/08/20 16:55:30.993958,  0] lib/util_sock.c:1432(get_peer_addr_internal)
  getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected
  read_fd_with_timeout: client 0.0.0.0 read error = Connection reset by peer.
The problem was easy to solve but not easy to find : the two machines had not the same time (30 secs delay !) Fixing the time sync fixed the problem (and I'm not using kerberos and AD)

SambaXP Episode 7

I followed during this last days many talks (10), mainly in Developer Track. I really enjoyed the talks of Gerald Carter (Jerry) on Winbind's New and Improved IDMap * Nssinfo Interface. The openchange demo was really impressive and received many applauses from the audience.

Some other talks were not so nice, some speakers should improve their speeching skill, btw I know that's not easy.

In conclusion, I was very happy to attend to this Zamba :-P conference where I've learn a lot and where I met some members of the Samba Team.

Samba 3.0.25 will be a very important release I guess.

SambaXP Episode 6.beta1

Some pictures of the social event where we boozed with the some members of the Samba Team :

As you can see those guys are really nerds, they even code during the social event at the restaurant :-P

SambaXP Episode 6

The rest of the afternoon of this Tuesday April 24th started with the presentation of the tool Likewise Identity of Centeris but the presentation was delayed due to technical problems and the speakers was talking too quickly.

The next speech was great ! Andrew Tridgell presented the new approach to clustering in Samba with CTDB. The figures during the demo were really impressive ! I hope the slides will be online very soon.

After this G

SambaXP Episode 5

We started this afternoon with a very funny introduction by John Tempstra. I started it taking off his tie and the slides presenting the samba team were very funny. I hope those will be on-line soon. He called Samba : UUII (Unseen University of Incompatible Interoperability) ;-)

Then we were all surprised when Howard Chu (openldap) started his very interesting presentation by playing violin !

SambaXP Misc

This blog entry is only some miscellaneous fun from my SambaXP expedition ;-)

The following pictures illustrate my multi-tasks capacity, I'm working very hard while reading my new PHP5 book :

Something I was very surprise was to find some Apollinaris water, I thing it was close to 15 years that I didn't drink/see any, so I had to take a shot of it :

SambaXP Episode 4

Jerry shows us some other nice features and some very dark uncommented features form our M$ friends.

One of those nice features is the possibility to setup a Service Control Delegation that allows users from certain groups to start or stop some services running on the GNU/Linux server like cups, apache...

SambaXP Episode 2b

And with the last beer of yesterday night, I present my colleague Stijn :

We arrived both at the same conclusion : Belgian Beers are really the best !

SambaXP Episode 1

Hello dear readers (if they are any ;-) ),

Since today I'm (with Stijn, a colleague) in Germany in Göttingen for SambaXP. I'll try to blog every time I have a break.

The first session of the tutorial by Jerry is very interesting but maybe a bit too fast. I can't imagine how difficult it is to follow this session for none samba experience people.