Samba 2.999+3.0.alpha21-3 User Dissapears

Irving Carrion icarrion at
Tue Jan 14 22:39:00 GMT 2003

Sorry, tdb backend.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jelmer Vernooij [mailto:jelmer at] On Behalf Of
Jelmer Vernooij
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 2:59 PM
To: Irving Carrion
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Subject: Re: Samba 2.999+3.0.alpha21-3 User Dissapears

On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 01:27:50PM -0500, Irving Carrion wrote about
'RE: Samba  2.999+3.0.alpha21-3 User Dissapears':
> Here what's even more puzzling.  If I run:

> pdbedit -lv username

> The user appears.... wow, great!

> But if I do:

> pdbedit -lv > allusers.txt and then vi allusers.txt I don't see the
> in that list.  

> Any hints anyone?

What backend are you using? (This sounds like a bug in your backend)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: IRVING

> Hello All!

> After users began complaining about not being able to access some
> network resources, I noticed that some of the users are missing in
> using command:

> pdbedit -lv 

> Soooo, I retry and create that user again using command:

> smbpasswd -a hisusername

> This does not add the user.  So instead I use command:

> pdbedit -a -u hisusername

> and this also does not work.

> So I look in /var/log/samba and look at smbd.log.  Nothing there tells
> me anything special under debug = 3 except that this user isn't

> I don't know how these users got removed and why.  I've also tried:

> smbpasswd -e hisusername

> to enable but this produces no positive results.

> I don't know what is left to try as I'm all out of ideas.

> Any help much appreciated!

Jelmer Vernooij                                      <jelmer at>
Pending (unfinished) patches

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