Problems with NT logons, Samba as PDC

Kimmo Akkanen kimmo.akkanen at
Wed Apr 11 12:19:54 GMT 2001


We're using Samba as PDC, and recently had a strange crash on the
system (none of the NT-machines authenticated anymore). I re-created
the user database and passwords on the server (TurboLinux 2.2.14-5,
with Samba 2.0.6 & 2.1alpha for auth.) and also re-newed the profiles
making 'em local on the NT-workstations.

Sometimes when the NT-PC gets rebooted, I can't authenticate it back
to the domain until I logon as admin and jump off and back on to the
domain. Any ideas? I'll include a few strange rows from Samba's
logfiles below, all help is appreciated. =)

[2001/04/11 12:21:20, 0]
get_trust_account_password: Malformed trust password file
(wrong length - was 0, should be 45).

[2001/04/11 12:21:20, 0]
domain_client_validate: unable to read the machine account password
for machine SERVERX in domain DOMAINX.

[2001/04/11 12:21:20, 0] smbd/nttrans.c:call_nt_transact_ioctl(2401)
call_nt_transact_ioctl: Currently not implemented.

(did some cut&paste work on the lines, try to follow up)

The SERVERX is replaced with the name of our server, as is the
DOMAINX with the domain name. Does anyone have a clue what's
the reason for those trust account-errors? They come up on
every NT's logon. :( Still, I'm able to use all shares etc.

What about that "currently not implemented"-thing?

Thanks a lot for anyone who answers! =)

   Kimmo Akkanen
   Remedium Ltd./Oy

   phone.  +358 9 6226 7125
   cell.   +358 40 9000 125
   fax.    +358 9 6226 7114
   kimmo.akkanen at

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