[Samba] can't join a 2000 domain

Blanchard, Michael MBlanchard at grandaire.com
Tue Apr 9 08:54:02 GMT 2002

Oopsie, forgot to sent it to the list :)

Don't know about ipchains, but "smbpasswd -j -r MYSERVER -U

-----Original Message-----
From: Maurice GL [mailto:looking4urlp at hotmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2002 11:47 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] can't join a 2000 domain

Hello everyone,

I configured and installed samba 2.2.3a on my Red Hat 7.2 server, and I
the server to join a domain for authentication. I have already done that

using RH 6.2 and samba 2.2.2 but now I am experiencing some

My smb.conf file says:

        workgroup = MYDOMAIN
        netbios name = AMAROK
        server string = Samba Server on AMAROK
        interfaces = eth0
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = MYSERVER

When I use the command:

smbpasswd -j MyDomain

I get the following answer:

fetch_domain_sid: unable to connect to SMB server on machine MyServer.
was : SUCCESS - 0.
Failed to get domain SID. Unable to join domain MYDOMAIN.

I am unsure about the meaning of the error message: It says Error was:
SUCCESS. Which I find a  bit deceiving!

I can connect to my shares from my win machine because I created an
for myself in the smbpasswd file, giving the same password I use to 
authenticate to the W2K domain, but authentication is done at the samba 
server level, I want authentication from the domain controller.

Another bit of information: When I installed my RH server, I selected
security and that installed some ipchains rules that blocked off access
swat. I had to rework the rules to allow me to connect to swat. Maybe
are some other rules that prevent access to ports 137 to 139 that I have
spotted yet.



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