[Samba] R: pblms with samba 2.X /3.x and NT--W2k

lu jianliang j.lu at tiesse.com
Tue Aug 20 07:14:01 GMT 2002

I have found the workaround for this issue, naturally looking for the logs
with the debuglevel=5.
It seems that the samba 3.0 search not only the machine_name$ account , but
also domain_name\machine_name$. So you should add this domain\machine$
account in the sam database using the useradd and smbpasswd, pay attention
to not include the $ when use smbpasswd. Another adjustment to do is in
smb.conf, put "passdb backend = smbpasswd", and try to run it.


Jianliang Lu

  -----Messaggio originale-----
  Da: mitchbnj_removethis at excite.com [mailto:faslink at excite.com]
  Inviato: lunedì 19 agosto 2002 19.52
  A: j.lu at tiesse.com; samba at lists.samba.org
  Oggetto: pblms with samba 2.X /3.x and NT--W2k

  There is OBVIOUSLY something wrong somewhere.
  EITHER a WHOLE bunch of us are stupider than we thought, the documentation
left off a step, or there is something SO blatently obvious that we are ALL
staring it in the face and missing it inches in front of our faces.

  This is exactly what I've had, (BUT I *D*I*D* have it running ok ...)
  and I STILL havent figured it out yet,...

  Subject: [Samba] join domain problem with Samba 3.0 alpha18

  ..snip... I've compiled the SAMBA 3.0 alpha18
  with all default options and installed well.

  Then I would join my NT 4.0 machine using the following steps
  manually (not On the fly)
  ** I did same thing, both manually and from script too...***

  # useradd -g groupid -d /dev/null -c "comment" -s /bin/false
  -m machine_name$
  # passwd -l machine_name$
  # smbpasswd -a -m machine_name$

  (exact same steps/messages)
  then I tried to join my NT4.0 to the Samba PDC, but it failed with this
message: "The machine account for this computer either does not exist or is

  > With Samba 2.2.5 it workes all right, also join domain. My Linux system
is RedHead 7.1.

  Mine was Samba 2.2.3, and then 2.2.5

  To me this means we are ALL screwing something so basic up, that we're
skipping over it.

  More info: in my config (and I posted my machine/smbd/nmbd logs earlier)
as well as in my messages/and other logs
  I didnt see anything.

  please help us!

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