password server = * is broken

O'Reilly, Fintan fintan.o'reilly at
Wed Apr 10 01:28:03 GMT 2002


I encountered a bug in 2.2.3a, where samba was not splitting the password
server argument string. I logged the bug and submitted a quick patch ...;user=guest



-------------- Summary --------------

I run samba in domain authentication mode, configuring multiple password
via the "password server" smb.conf directive. For example,

password server=scooby,scrappy,shaggy

This was working fine in 2.2.2. For bug fixes, I needed to upgrade to 2.2.3a
found that multiple password servers did not work with this version. Instead
splitting across comma/space delimiters, smbpasswd was trying to resolve the
entire password server argument string, i.e. "scooby,scrappy,shaggy".

This resulted in the following error

DOM:server# ./smbpasswd -j MYSTERYVAN
fetch_domain_sid: Can't resolve address for scooby,scrappy,shaggy
Failed to get domain SID. Unable to join domain UK.

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