secrets.tdb creation error

Jeremy Allison jra at
Tue Dec 4 12:24:08 GMT 2001

On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 02:20:46PM -0600, Esh, Andrew wrote:
> I have a problem with recent SAMBA_2_2 code, checked out of CVS on 12-3, at
> 1500GMT. I had some problems authenticating with the PDC. smbpasswd reported
> that it couldn't fetch the domain SID. I deleted private/secrets.tdb, and
> restarted smbd. This created a new secrets.tdb, but it doesn't have any tags
> in it except "INFO/random_seed". I can't get smbd to produce a good secrets
> database, and I can't get smbpasswd to work, so Samba won't join the domain.
> The same system with code from the Samba 2.2.2 release work just fine, with
> the same smb.conf setup, and PDC.
> Today, I noticed some serious changes going into the tdb code.
> Did I catch you guys in the middle of a check-in?

Yes, tdb was broken for a few hours. Try checking out again...


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