smbpasswd -j <domain> -r <pdc> won't work for me!

Rob Tanner rtanner at
Wed Sep 27 00:41:16 GMT 2000

I've been using SAMBA for a while, but this my first effort running it 
on LINUX, and I'm not sure if that has anything to do with my problem 
or not.

This is what I typed and the response I got:

[root at uranus]# smbpasswd -j EUROPA -r SATURN
doing parameter syslog = 10
doing parameter log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
doing parameter announce as = NT Workstation
doing parameter deadtime = 15
doing parameter lpq cache time = 30
doing parameter socket options = TCP_NODELAY IPTOS_LOWDELAY
doing parameter local master = No
doing parameter wins server =
doing parameter admin users = rtanner
doing parameter hosts allow = 10.
doing parameter hosts deny =
pm_process() returned Yes
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
resolve_lmhosts: Attempting lmhosts lookup for name SATURN<0x20>
resolve_hosts: Attempting host lookup for name SATURN<0x20>
Connecting to at port 139
cli_nt_setup_creds: auth2 challenge failed
modify_trust_password: unable to setup the PDC credentials to machine 
2000/09/26 14:17:43 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change 
password for domain EUROPA.
Unable to join domain EUROPA.

I'm afraid my NT guy can't tell me any more than it's complaining  that 
there's no trust account for my machine, but that's what I'm supposedly 
trying to set up.

The pertinent numbers are NT4 service pack 6 on the Microsoft side, and 
rh 6.2 and Samba 2.0.7 on the LINUX side.

I have gone through DOMAIN_MEMBER.txt to make sure everything is set up 
correctly.   There is a /usr/local/samba/private directory.  The 
samba.conf file is configured almost identically to another samba box 
running on solaris 7 that is a full participant in the domain I'm 
trying to get the LINUX box into.  And all the daemons are stopped. 
Unfortunately, DOMAIN_MEMBER.txt doesn't provide any trouble-shooting 
tips, so here I am.

Can anybody tell me what is actually happening and what the problem 
might be?


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  Rob Tanner
  UNIX and Networks Manager
  Linfield College, McMinnville OR
  (503) 434-2558 <rtanner at>

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