Samba Authentication Error

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Jan 9 22:39:27 GMT 2004

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 05:29:21PM -0500, Scott H Beene wrote:
> I get the following error on the Linux server that hosts shares to be
> accessible within an NT Domain
> Jan 9 17:13:13 spaceghost smbd[466]: [2004/01/09 17:13:13, 0]
> auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_info3(1080)
> Jan 9 17:13:13 spaceghost smbd[466]: make_server_info_info3: pdb_init_sam
> failed!
> I have verified that I can list the users, groups, and username/passwords.
> However, every time I try to connect to the share on this server, it prompts
> me for a username and password.  If I manully add a username password to the
> Linux User account database, I can connect.
> It appears that this linux server is not getting the Username Password from
> the NT server for authentication, yet I can run every wbinfo test and they
> are all ok.
> Any suggetions?

Has winbindd been setup in nsswitch.conf?

Andrew Bartlett

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