winbindd problem

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Wed Apr 10 06:51:04 GMT 2002

Hi Paul,
Just want to make sure I understand: 
when this fails, it fails right from startup?  And WHAT do you do to get it
to finally work again?

-----Original Message-----
From: Orwig, Paul [mailto:PORWIG at]
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 6:36 PM
To: 'Richard Sharpe'; Orwig, Paul
Cc: 'samba-technical at'
Subject: RE: winbindd problem

1) We have joined the domain. Samba is running fine without winbind.
2) We have only this one copy of winbindd
3) We are using PAM_SMB without a problem.
4) ROOT# wbinfo -t
Secret is good

More ideas?


-----Original Message-----
From: Richard Sharpe [mailto:rsharpe at]
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 4:28 PM
To: Orwig, Paul
Cc: 'samba-technical at'
Subject: Re: winbindd problem

On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Orwig, Paul wrote:

> Question:
> How does winbindd determine whether to do annonymous or authenticated
> queries?
> How does winbindd determine what user to authenticate with?
> Can winbindd be forced to use a specific user/password to query the PDC?

It uses the trust account info from the secrets database. You have to join 
the domain.
> Problem:
> winbindd seems to work intermittantly.
> wbinfo -u returns "Error looking up domain users"

I have seen a number of reasons for this:

1. You have not joined the domain
2. There are old copies of winbindd or smbd/nmbd from a different domain
3. There is no connectivity to the DC

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
sharpe at

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