Internal error when using NIS+ with Samba 2.2.1a on Solaris 5.8

Kapoor, Sandeep [IT] sandeep.kapoor at
Tue Aug 13 11:08:00 GMT 2002

I have installed Samba 2.2.1a on Solaris 5.8 with NIS+ option. Initially I
was getting the following error 
"[2002/08/08 16:38:05, 0] passdb/nispass.c:(372)
  make_sam_from_nisresult: NIS+ lookup failure: Database for table does not

However later I
1. Modified smb.conf to include smb passwd file = smbpasswd.org_dir
2. Executed (attached to this email)
3. Created a user on my Windows NT SP 6 machine with the same name and
password as a unix user sk86406 and then used pwdump to create a smbpasswd
file. I then moved this smbpasswd file to unix, edited the uid filed to
match the uid for unix.
4. Executed cat smbpasswd | (attached) to add the entry to
NIS+. Note that the has fields home and shell in the script
that are not created in the Hence these fields were
edited from

The smb.conf file is attached. Now when I try to connect from a windows NT
workstation (SP 6) or Windows 2000 SP2 using net use * command to map a
share I get an network error and the log file shows the following error.
"switch message SMBsesssetupX (pid 17983)
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 3] smbd/sec_ctx.c:(317)
  setting sec ctx (0, 0) - sec_ctx_stack_ndx = 0
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 5] smbd/uid.c:(217)
  unbecome_user now uid=(0,0) gid=(0,0)
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 3] smbd/reply.c:(866)
  Domain=[NYC]  NativeOS=[Windows 2000 2195] NativeLanMan=[Windows 2000 5.0]
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 3] smbd/reply.c:(876)
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 6] param/loadparm.c:(2144)
  file /etc/opt/samba/smb.conf -> /etc/opt/samba/smb.conf  last mod_time:
Tue Aug 13 13:45:23 2002

[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 10] passdb/nispass.c:(916)
  getnisp21pwnam: search by name: sk86406
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 10] passdb/nispass.c:(917)
  getnisp21pwnam: using NIS+ table smbpasswd.org_dir
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 0] lib/fault.c:(40)
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 0] lib/fault.c:(41)
  INTERNAL ERROR: Signal 11 in pid 17983 (2.2.1a)
  Please read the file BUGS.txt in the distribution
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 0] lib/fault.c:(43)
[2002/08/13 15:25:50, 0] lib/util.c:(1101)
  PANIC: internal error"

I have been trying to make Samba work for quite a few days now and some
urgent help will be really really appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Sandeep Kapoor
Phone : 212-657-5102
email: sandeep.kapoor at

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