Samba won't act as PDC

John Benedetto jbenedet at
Fri Mar 30 17:23:05 GMT 2001

I was able to log into my Samba as PDC when I added a mapping to a UNIX 
group on the "valid users" line in the Globals page on SWAT.  I still have 
other problems, but will wait to bother the list with them until I am at 
the banging-my-head-on-the-wall stage.  :-)

Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions & help.

- john

--On Thursday, March 29, 2001 1:33 PM -0800 John Benedetto 
<jbenedet at> wrote:

> I have been tasked to be one of the main targets, er, I mean, guys to
> facilitate our changeover from a rather aged Novell server to Samba.
> My boss set up Samba 2.0.7 (RPM shows "samba-common-2.0.7-4" with an RPM
> -q).  I am trying to convert it to PDC functionality, and am having
> difficulty.  In the log I see this:
> "smbd/password.c:authorise_login(826) rejected invalid user nobody"
> and on the client side (a Win98 box for testing right now; will
> eventually be both 95 & 98, as well as NT boxen), I see this error: "The
> domain password you supplied is not correct or access to your domain
> server has been denied".  I have a netlogon share, as well as entries in
> etc/passwd: pc1014$:x:511:1008:Test PC:/dev/null:/dev/null
> and in smbpasswd:

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