[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#862793: samba: Upgrade to 2:4.5+ breaks win7 support

Karl Schmidt karl at xtronics.com
Wed May 17 02:36:04 UTC 2017

Package: samba
Version: 2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

Upgrading to stretch left me with samba down as a standalone server for supporting our last Win-7 box

The symptom was that the win machine kept asking for a password - nothing in the logs hinted to the situation.

After a very long day, I found A default setting "NTLM auth" had changed from "yes" to "no" in 4.5.

This change was probably a 'good thing'(tm), but without a bug report google was not helpful.

Perhaps a mention in NEWS.Debian or  README.Debian would be some welcome bread-crumbs as I'm
sure there are others that also have to support these old systems.
-- Key words Windows-7 smbpasswd sync password

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages samba depends on:
ii  adduser              3.115
ii  dpkg                 1.18.23
ii  init-system-helpers  1.48
ii  libbsd0              0.8.3-1
ii  libc6                2.24-10
ii  libldb1              2:1.1.27-1+b1
ii  libpam-modules       1.1.8-3.5
ii  libpam-runtime       1.1.8-3.5
ii  libpopt0             1.16-10+b2
ii  libpython2.7         2.7.13-2
ii  libtalloc2           2.1.8-1
ii  libtdb1              1.3.11-2
ii  libtevent0           0.9.31-1
ii  libwbclient0         2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
ii  lsb-base             9.20161125
ii  procps               2:3.3.12-3
ii  python               2.7.13-2
ii  python-dnspython     1.15.0-1
ii  python-samba         2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
pn  python2.7:any        <none>
pn  python:any           <none>
ii  samba-common         2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
ii  samba-common-bin     2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
ii  samba-libs           2:4.5.8+dfsg-1
ii  tdb-tools            1.3.11-2
ii  update-inetd         4.44

Versions of packages samba recommends:
ii  attr                1:2.4.47-2+b2
ii  logrotate           3.11.0-0.1
pn  samba-dsdb-modules  <none>
pn  samba-vfs-modules   <none>

Versions of packages samba suggests:
ii  bind9          1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-12.2
ii  bind9utils     1:9.10.3.dfsg.P4-12.2
pn  ctdb           <none>
pn  ldb-tools      <none>
ii  ntp            1:4.2.8p10+dfsg-3
pn  smbldap-tools  <none>
pn  ufw            <none>
pn  winbind        <none>

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/logrotate.d/samba changed [not included]

-- no debconf information

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