joining resource domain, trust account for master domain needed (fwd)

Michael Gerdts Michael.Gerdts at
Mon Jun 25 13:41:54 GMT 2001

I sent this out on Friday.  Since then it occurred to me that the mention
of CVS may have scared people on the samba list away and that this may be a
bug (likely in documentation, possibly in code) that would be nice to have
in 2.2.1.

Please help if you can.

----- Forwarded message from Michael Gerdts <Michael.Gerdts at> -----

From: Michael Gerdts <Michael.Gerdts at>
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:40:56 -0400
To: samba at
Subject: joining resource domain,  trust account for master domain needed

I am using SAMBA_2_2 from CVS as of 2001/06/18 13:23.

I have a master domain (MASTER) that takes care of all authentication.  I
have a resource domain (RES) that all file servers belong to.  The PDC in
RES is PDC.  The samba server has the netbios name SAMBA (Names changed to
protect the almost innocent.)

I have followed the instructions for joining an NT domain.  Specifically, I
did the following:

    1) had the NT admin create a machine account that matches my netbios

    2) smbpasswd -j RES -r PDC
    secrets.tbd exists.  strings(1) suggests that it has the right
    information in it.

    3) edited smb.conf, 
       security = domain
       workgroup = RES
       password server = PDC		(also tried *)

    4) started smbd

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