smbpasswd problems in 2.2

ZINKEVICIUS,MATT (HP-Loveland,ex1) matt_zinkevicius at
Mon Jan 14 15:49:26 GMT 2002

Hi all,
We are experiencing 3 new problems when attemping to join a domain, using a
recent samba 2.2.3-pre snapshot (1/3/2002).

1) PDC discovery is not working

% smbpasswd -j MYDOMAIN -U administrator%howdy -r *
Could not resolve name *
Unable to join domain MYDOMAIN.

2) smbpasswd is not using the "password server" option from smb.conf (seems
to default to acting locally).

% smbpasswd -j MYDOMAIN -U administrator%howdy
error creating domain user: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
Unable to join domain MYHOSTNAME. <-- This is this machines hostname

3) Unable to join an existing computer account created on the PDC.

% smbpasswd -j MYDOMAIN -r MYPDC
cli_nt_setup_creds: auth2 challenge failed
modify_trust_password: unable to setup the PDC credentials to machine MYPDC.
2002/01/14 16:23:21 : change_trust_account_password: Failed to change
password for domain MYDOMAIN.
Unable to join domain MYDOMAIN.

Any clues why this broke so bad recently?

Matt Zinkevicius
Software Engineer
Network Storage Array Solutions

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