Samba 2.07 smbpasswd problem

Peck Chris V CVPECK at
Mon Oct 16 15:45:50 GMT 2000

The user I am trying to add has a valid account and their login works
fine. The SWAT tool also fails to add any users for me. I am running
nisplus, and that seems to be working fine. I compiled samba with the
--with-nisplus option.

Sorry about dodgy reply format, but I am limited to Outlook for posting.

Message: 3
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 16:15:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ryan Detert <rcdetert at>
To: Peck Chris V <CVPECK at>
Subject: RE: Samba 2.07 smbpasswd problem
Cc: Samba (E-mail) <samba at>

Make sure that userone already has an account on your solaris machine. 
then run smbpasswd again.


> Hope somebody out there can help.
> I'm trying to setup Samba 2.07 on Solaris 8. It now compiles, builds
> installs cleanly, and creating a conf file is no problem, but when I
> come to do a - 
> smbpasswd -a userone
> I get the message -
> make_sam_from_nisresult:NIS+ lookup failure: Database for table does
> exist.
> Failed to add entry for user userone.
> Failed to modify password entry for userone.
> userone exists in the password and shadow tables that have been used
> populate NIS+, and doing a niscat passwd.org_dir shows the user
> correctly. Anyone any ideas as I am a bit out of my depth.
> Thanks in advance,
> Chris.
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