[Samba] RE: Machine accounts are no longer recognized in SAMBA 3.0-20-4

Irving Carrion icarrion at allinterior.com
Tue Dec 3 22:45:01 GMT 2002

Well that's because I started out using the following:
passdb backend = tdbsam:/etc/samba/passdb.tdb unixsam

Through debugging and trial and error I ended up with the smb.conf I
sent you.  The only reason I'm using smbpasswd format now is because I
can verify that all machine accounts are listed.

But it really doesn't matter which backend I use, they both don't work
smbpasswd or tdbsam.  Plus theoretically they both should have the same
information since smbpasswd was generated from an expert I performed on
tdbsam using pdbedit -e.

Really appreciate your assistance!!

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon at netexpress.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 5:36 PM
To: Irving Carrion
Cc: 'samba list'
Subject: Re: Machine accounts are no longer recognized in SAMBA 3.0-20-4


On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 05:26:42PM -0500, Irving Carrion wrote:
> After verifying my smb.conf file, the only thing that changed was this
> "panic action" command was added.  My smb.conf is attached.

> All our workstations stopped working.  If I change the computer name,
> switch to workgroup, then try to re-join the domain under a different
> computer name, it works.  Do you know what .tdb file machine
> is stored in.

> Also I exported all information from the pdbedit backend using pdbedit
> -e to an smbpasswd format and everything looked fine.  All machine
> accounts were listed.  So I don't think it's the passdb.tdb.

This smb.conf snippet looks telling:

>         passdb backend = smbpasswd
>         #passdb backend = smbpasswd unixsam
>         #passdb backend = smbpasswd tdbsam unixsam

You said you "exported all information [...] to an smbpasswd format",
your comments suggest that you are actually expecting samba to read its
passdb from passdb.tdb.  The above snippet clearly shows that Samba is
configured to look *only* at /etc/samba/smbpasswd, and not at
/etc/samba/passdb.tdb.  Could this be the source of the trouble?  Can
confirm that *this* section of your smb.conf was the same before and
after the upgrade to -4 -- in which case, I would suggest that an
ill-fated config change took effect when smbd restarted at the time of
the upgrade?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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