[Samba] can't join a 2000 domain

Maurice GL looking4urlp at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 9 09:32:03 GMT 2002

Thanks for your suggestion Michael, but that did not work for me. I also 
found out that the command:

smbclient -L MYSERVER


Error connecting to IP_OF_MYSERVER
Connection to MYSERVER failed

So I am back to square 0.


>From: "Blanchard, Michael" <MBlanchard at grandaire.com>
>To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
>Subject: RE: [Samba] can't join a 2000 domain
>Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 11:52:48 -0400
>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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