winbindd problem

Orwig, Paul PORWIG at
Thu Apr 11 06:42:02 GMT 2002

Yes, it fails at the startup. 
I've been trying various ideas, stopping and restarting winbindd, and
occasionally it works, only to break on the next try.
The last time it worked, I had started it without a debug setting. 8-b

Paul Orwig
Pacific Life

-----Original Message-----
From: MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) [mailto:don_mccall at]
Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 6:50 AM
To: 'Orwig, Paul'; 'Richard Sharpe'
Cc: 'samba-technical at'
Subject: RE: winbindd problem

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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