[Samba] 2.2.3a PDC/Win2K, again

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Apr 30 13:50:47 GMT 2002


Thanks, much appreciated.  You're right, I didn't need winbindd.  What I 
*did* need to do was to add the machine name as a user on the Samba 

useradd -u 10001 -g 300 -d /dev/null -s /bin/false geezer-w2k$

I had previously defined GID 300 as a common group for the Samba 

After this, I was able to join the domain from the Windoze workstation 
without a problem.

Thanks again for your post.

-- Bob --

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Bob Sully wrote:
> > 
> > Hey all -
> > 
> > Still working my way through setting up my first Samba PDC.  All the 
> > clients are W2K, with one XP pro.  Everything looks OK when firing up 
> > Samba; testparm is clean, winbindd is running.  However, trying wbinfo 
> > -u or -g returns an error ("Error looking up domain users").  Trying to 
> > join the domain from a W2K workstation goes OK until it asks for a 
> > username/password which may join the domain.  When I give it one (my 
> > "regular" username and pwd on the Linux box and the same Windoze 
> > machine), it comes back with the dreaded white-on-red "X" and the error 
> > message:
> You don't need winbindd if you are running a samba based PDC.
> Winbind allows native NT accounts to be visible to the linux machine.
> So in short if your runnign a samba PDC then turn off winbindd.
> I can't actually help you set up the PDC as I've never done it BUT at least
> you now have one less area to look for problems.

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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