windows 10 fall update and samba guest account
Posted on December 6, 2017 • 3 minutes • 458 words • Suggest Changes
Suddenly a Linux server, -only- serving as ‘open’ samba share (guest account allowed) stopt working. I logged in and found samba working, no weird network issues, nothing. A mystery !
After a service smb restart and a _reboot -h now _(sue me, uptime) I increased the log level of smb to level 3 this is done by changing /etc/samba/smb.conf :
[global] workgroup = SAMBA security = user passdb backend = tdbsam [...] map to guest = Bad User log level = 3 [... below come shares ...] [data] path = /data [...] force user = testuser guest ok = yes
You can then follow what samba is doing at /var/log/samba/log.smbd (for Centos, after restarting the service) This is what I found :
[2017/12/05 11:10:37.388846, 3] ../source3/auth/auth.c:178(auth_check_ntlm_password) check_ntlm_password: Checking password for unmapped user [DESKTOP-XXXXXX]\[svennsvenndDESKTOP-XXXXXX] with the new password interface [2017/12/05 11:10:37.388886, 3] ../source3/auth/auth.c:181(auth_check_ntlm_password) check_ntlm_password: mapped user is: [TEMPSTORAGE]\[svennd]@[DESKTOP-XXXXXX] [2017/12/05 11:10:37.388985, 3] ../source3/auth/check_samsec.c:399(check_sam_security) check_sam_security: Couldn't find user 'svennd' in passdb. [2017/12/05 11:10:37.389029, 2] ../source3/auth/auth.c:315(auth_check_ntlm_password) check_ntlm_password: Authentication for user [svennd] -> [svennd] FAILED with error NT_STATUS_NO_SUCH_USER [2017/12/05 11:10:37.389077, 3] ../source3/auth/auth_util.c:1610(do_map_to_guest_server_info) No such user svennd [DESKTOP-XXXXXX] - using guest account [2017/12/05 11:10:37.390215, 3] ../source3/smbd/server_exit.c:246(exit_server_common) Server exit (NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_RESET)
So in short windows tries to use my local account and fails, this is expected. Then samba gives me the permissions of a guest account. Weirdly enough after that samba reports NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_RESET, or more simply put “server exit”. I tried to find more info on the recent patches using :
rpm -q --changelog samba-common-4.6.2-12.el7_4.noarch | less
At this time of writing the latest “feature change” was way back in march, this installation was newer so that could hardly be the issue.
* Fri Mar 31 2017 Guenther Deschner <[email protected]> - 4.6.2-0 - Update to Samba 4.6.2
In the end, we did not find the issue in the samba server. The issue was the client, running a windows 10 up-to-date version (fall creators update). This was the only change, between a working and not working setup. So Windows must have changed some behavior ? Tested with a Windows 7 machine, this suspicion was confirmed, there it worked. A workaround for my case was to setup a username that the server does know on the client :
C:\Users\svenn>net view \\shareserver System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found. C:\Users\svenn>net use \\shareserver\data /user:testuser The command completed successfully. C:\Users\svenn>net view \\shareserver Shared resources at \\shareserver Samba 4.6.2 Share name Type Used as Comment ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- data Disk (UNC) storage data_rgb Disk storage The command completed successfully.
And after that I can browse and access the share through explorer. While this for sure is not foolproof, for my case its enough. (single client to server)
This register setting n windows seems to be affecting this issue, thanks Dominik!