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Re: [Samba] Using MS-DOS client




On Tue, 25 Dec 2018 09:34:00 -0500 (EST)
Steven Hirsch via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Dec 2018, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, 24 Dec 2018 15:37:45 -0800
> > Luke Barone via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> Try adding "server max protocol = nt1" in the [global] section?
> >> 
> >
> > This should probably have been 'client max protocol = CORE'
> >
> > If this works, then read in 'man smb.conf' about 'client max
> > protocol' and raise the level until it stops working, then use the
> > last level that works.
> 
> Thanks for the suggestions.  I had already tried that as well, but
> with no success.  Even after many re-reads I admit to a complete lack
> of understanding as to what 'server max/min ..' and 'client
> max/min ..' are actually doing.  If I squint with one eye, it looks
> like client impacts the operation of smbclient on the local machine,
> but your statement implies something quite different.  As I said, no
> combination of these settings helped.
> 
> > I would also suggest you find a away of moving from DOS, at some
> > point it is highly likely that the old auth methods will be removed.
> 
> That will be the point when I stop updating my server.  I understand
> the march of progress, but it is not practical for me to get caught
> up in it at the expense of losing network connectivity from my shop
> computers.
> 
> But!
> 
> I finally solved the problem.  After removing everything samba
> related from the platform, I spent an hour or two unsuccessfully
> trying to build an older version from source.  When that threatened
> to lead me into dependency hell, I gave up and reinstalled the
> original samba.  After restart, it began to cooperate using my
> original configuration!
> 
> Nothing like this sort of thing to make one doubt one's own sanity.
> Upon digging a bit deeper, I _suspect_ the sudden cooperation is due
> to my not reinstalling everything (e.g. winbind) that was there from
> the original Ubuntu roster.  I'm not about to verify this theory by
> trying to break anything again and am just thankful to have
> functionality back.
> 
> Thanks to those who chimed in and tried to help!
> 
> 
> 

No, you didn't forget to install winbind, installing samba used to
install it for you, but now it doesn't and your PDC needs winbind, I
should have asked about that :-(

Rowland

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