winbindd: Domain password server not available.

Winston Nimchan Winston_Nimchan at
Fri Oct 12 05:51:04 GMT 2001

Followed the instructions and every thing looks like its going thru ok.
But when i use the getent passwd, I'm only seeing users on my samba box,
no domain users.

what parameters should i use to compile samba and how should I go about


Winston Nimchan

-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima [mailto:tony at]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2001 9:30 PM
To: Winston Nimchan
Cc: Andreas Schuldei; samba at
Subject: RE: winbindd: Domain password server not available.

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Winston Nimchan wrote:

> I got the 2_2 source and compiled on RH 7.0. Can't seem to get winbind
> to work. I followed the sample in the winbindd man page, but couldn't
> find the samedit program referenced in that document to add my samba
> to the domain. So I went ahead and used smbpasswd to sucessfully add
> myself to the domain.

The documentation is slighly out of sync with the real implementation.
I think this is because the winbindd in 2.2 is a backport of the real
work in

Read:  You should
some minor differences.
Essentially it boils down to:
smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r PDC -U

Not the samedit stuff.

Yours Tony.

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