Problems with samba as PDC

Andreas Miller Andreas.Miller at
Fri Nov 26 13:29:33 GMT 1999

Hello Mark,

I just in the moment had the same problems. My Samba-Installation running
for weeks suddenly does not work properly. I had this line in my log-files,

The solution here was, that smb.conf did have the wrong rights root:root and
not root:users .

To fix other problems (my samba suddenly does not want to be the domain
I do a backup of my Samba config.files, reinstall samba and use my old (well
working) configfiles again.

Best regards

mailto:Andreas.Miller at
Tel.: +49 9126 2611-50 Fax:-99
Leiter Softwareentwicklung
FMKdata Software und Unternehmensberatung GmbH
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-ntdom at [mailto:samba-ntdom at]On Behalf Of
> Mark Szlaga
> Sent: Donnerstag, 18. November 1999 18:28
> To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
> Subject: Problems with samba as PDC
> Greetings,
>    Well I think the title pretty much sums it up...  But here goes
> Short problem: Logins work, wins works, browsing works, accessing shares
> fails.
> Long problem: After the machine is logged on, I cannot seem to access any
> shares on the server.  Samba is configured to be a primary domain
> controller as far as I can tell.  The one and only thing that
> puzzles me is
> the fact that I keep getting the following messages about every 15-30
> seconds:
> [1999/11/18 11:39:37, 0] passdb/smbpassfile.c:trust_password_lock(119)
>   trust_password_lock: cannot open file /etc/TROY_CCT.SLIMJIM.mac - Error
> was No
>  such file or directory.
> [1999/11/18 11:39:37, 0] passdb/smbpassfile.c:trust_get_passwd(288)
>   domain_client_validate: unable to open the machine account password file
> for m
> achine SLIMJIM in domain TROY_CCT.
> Everything I have read tells me to do the command "smbpassword -j
> but that results in:
> modify_trust_password: Machine SLIMJIM is one of our addresses. Cannot add
> to ourselves.
> 1999/11/18 12:23:42 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change
> password for domain TROY_CCT.
> Unable to join domain TROY_CCT.
> So... I'm pretty much stumped here... included is the smb.conf
> file for the
> server.  If there is anything more that is needed just let me know.
> Mark Szlaga
> Network Administrator
> Coast to Coast Telecommunications
> (800)536-3373

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