Bug 12410 - Authentication failure w/pam using samba
Summary: Authentication failure w/pam using samba
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10666
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: samba   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
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Reported: 2000-06-18 05:06 UTC by Henri Schlereth
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-18 05:06:18 UTC
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Description Henri Schlereth 2000-06-18 05:06:17 UTC
Note: This is not a show stopper it puts in a delay and then passes
the user thru. In the Samba archives it is shown as a "ghost failure",
with no solution provided. It may be related to case mangling of the
password, where a failure is logged on each combination of trying to
convert the password.
At a higher level, the number of machines access the server can multiply
the delay factory and in a production environment cause problems.

 Version to 2.0.7

 From syslog:

 Apr  8 13:27:18 kesrith PAM_pwdb[32520]: authentication failure; (uid=0) 
 henris for samba service
 Apr  8 13:27:21 kesrith last message repeated 3 times
 Apr  8 13:27:26 kesrith PAM_pwdb[32521]: authentication failure; (uid=0) 
 henris for samba service

 from log.smb
 [2000/04/08 13:27:20, 1] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(909)
   Rejecting user 'henris': authentication failed
 [2000/04/08 13:27:22, 1] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(909)
   Rejecting user 'henris': authentication failed

 from /etc/pam.d/samba
 auth    required        /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so nullok shadow audit
 account required        /lib/security/pam_pwdb.so

 note: I added the audit.

 I have four Linux/Samba boxes that perform the same error. The all users
 except one(for testing) have matching acounts/passwords on both servers/
 clients (clients are both W95a).I dont use encryption on Windows,I dont
 use smbpasswd or usermap on samba. I have seen this error in the

 RPM's from Redhat and Samba
 compiled from source from samba and RH (2.0.6)

 samba-2.0.7Pre2 (compiled w/ -lpam)
 samba-TNG-0.11 (compiled w/ -lpam)

 As I said in the begining that it doesnt halt the connection it merely
 induces a brief delay, coughs up the error message. In a production
 environment the delay may well be worse or unacceptable. If required I
 will add my smb.confs from all machines.

Disabling pam authentication makes this go away, but then why have pam

This is a duplicate of bug #10666 which is against RHL 6.2

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-19 15:38:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10666 ***

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