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10.5 clients won't login/mount home directory

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Oct 25, 2013 4:08 PM

Hello all,


I am having some issues with 10.5.8 clients logging in network users.  At our school, we have a "magic triangle" setup -- Mac and PC clients, an Active Directory for user authentication (a Win 2k3 server DC I believe), and an Open Directory server (running 10.7.5 OS X Server) for Workgroup Managment and software updates.  Along with this, there is a Linux NAS box that acts as the file server hosting the user's home directories.


I have a few test student accounts that I have set up exactly the same way that normal student accounts are added to AD.  Users have complained that these 10.5.8 clients will not let any students log on, as I have verified with my test student accounts.  When logging in, an error comes up that says "Logging into the account failed because an error occurred".  In secure.log I get a "smb_mount: syserror = Broken pipe" line along with

ERROR | -[HomeDirMounter mountNetworkHomeWithURL:attributes:dirPath:username:] | PremountHomeDirectoryWithAuthentication( url=smb://, homedir=/Network/Servers/, name=username ) returned 32


When I turn off "Create Mobile Account at Login", the user can log in just fine, which obviously leads me to believe that there is an issue with mounting the samba share for the user's home directory during the HomeSync.


I know the client can resolve the file server's hostname by nslookup, so I don't think DNS is the issue.  But I'm all out of ideas after looking everywhere online, and am hoping someone can assist me with this.  I'm just a computer technician and not a network sys admin by any means, but I know a good enough amount to try to troubleshoot this.  Even my network manager is stumped, and his answer is to upgrade the client to 10.6, resolving that the issue is with 10.5. I want to try to solve this issue rather than having to re-image all the 10.5 machines.


Obviously school is out for the weekend, so I won't be back for a couple days to work on the issue if anyone does respond in the next couple days.


Thanks in advance!


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)


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