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Dave.Stevenson at durham.ac.uk Dave.Stevenson at durham.ac.uk
Fri Feb 5 12:11:29 GMT 1999

Have been running CVS head branch of Samba(2.0.0) dated 4th Sept for months, very reliably with
about 50 NT4(SP3) clients and 150 users working as domain controller (PDC) and with roaming
profiles, logon scripts etc.

So stable I am loath to change it....so I loaded up another similar machine with latest
CVS HEAD branch (3-2-99) I pulled and compiled OK (Both systems Solaris2.6, compiler gcc2.8.1)

Configured second machine ZARQUON to use first( TZU) as password server, added ZARQUON as
a client with "smbpasswd -m zarquon " and experienced the following from the new server.
(Names changed to protect the innocents)

[1999/02/05 11:33:55, 10] libsmb/clientgen.c:cli_shutdown(2450)
[1999/02/05 11:33:55, 1] lib/sids.c:get_domain_sids(266)
  lsa query info failed
[1999/02/05 11:33:55, 0] smbd/server.c:main(687)
  ERROR: Samba cannot obtain PDC SID from PDC(s) TZU.

with config entries so..

encrypt passwords = yes
password level =  0
username level = 0
security = domain      (Same thing with security = server but OK with security = share )
# suspend permanently I suspect temporarily
#admin users = pcadmin
guest account = pcguest
#hosts allow = @smb_access

# host stuff
password server = TZU
netbios name = zarquon
workgroup = GEOLSCI
domain master = no
wins server = " IP address of TZU"
time server = no

Am I flogging a dead horse here? Have the mechanisms to obtain SID's changed so much
that it is unreasonable to hope that this would work?

I vaguely recall that there were a few ntdom messages about scripts to convert old format smbpasswd 
files to the latest format. Searching the archives I have failed to locate them. Can
anyone point me in the right direction?


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