[Samba] Problem with winbind (is this the right list?)

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Wed Dec 4 13:23:01 GMT 2002

This is the right list.  I'm having similar problems with getent not
working properly.  Wbinfo -u / -g / -a work, but getent stopped showing
anything but local users, though it USED to work.  I wonder if it has
anything to do with the upgrade to the errata glibc which provides
getent?  Or it could be any number of things, like in my situation the
PDC was moved to a different server, and I'd done a few upgrades of
samba along the way.  The fact that you are having getent problems too
is a good sign for me, maybe an answer will come.

As far as your "user not known to any authentication module" problem,
despite my getent problems I have no problems logging in to samba for
file/print services.  Maybe posting the changes you made to pam.d/login
and pam.d/system-auth will help some to fix that problem, or maybe
logging into those services won't work until your getent starts

Sorry I couldn't be of more help, but hopefully it's a start.
~ Daniel

George Lenzer wrote:

I'm running a RedHat 8.0 system.  Pretty much stock.  But I uninstalled 
the version of samba, samba-common and samba-client that came with it. 
 Instead I downloaded a tarball from samba.org.  I have just finished 
compiling and installing samba 2.2.7 using the --with-pam 
--with-smbmount --with-winbind options during configure.  I also made 
the necessary changes to smb.conf, /etc/pam.d/login, 
/etc/pam.d/system-auth.  The system has been added to my NT 4 domain 
with the smbpasswd command.  If I test using the following commands:

wbinfo -u
wbinfo -g

I get lists of the NT domain users and groups, respectively.

Also, if I do:

wbinfo -a DOMAIN+username%password

I get the following message:

plaintext password authentication succeeded

So... it looks like my system is communicating with the NT PDC.  But... 
if I try these commands:

getent passwd
getent group

I only see the local users and groups listed, respectively.

Also, when I try to log into the console with DOMAIN+username and then 
the password
I get the following message briefly, then I am thrown back to the login 

user not known to any authentication module

Anyone else here have winbind working?

If this is the wrong place to post this, please let me know.



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