[Samba] Samba help for domain user setup (samba 3.x)

Josh Konkol susesambaboy at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 18 06:43:05 GMT 2002

OK,  Is your winbindd daemon running ? To check this run:

ps -ae | grep winbindd

It should return your PID for winbindd.  If it doesn't then you need to start 
winbindd using:

/usr/local/samba/bin/winbindd -d3

I use -d3 becuase it gives you SOME info on what winbind is doing, but not 
too much.  Plus, this will force winbindd to create the log:


The purpose of winbind is to allow you to use your NT Domain users, you do 
NOT have to create any local users or groups, these will be looked up in the 
NT Domain.

What is the result of:   

wbinfo -t    

It should return the secret is good.

A copy of your smb.conf might be helpful to see what your settings are.

Just for the record, I don't consider myself to be ANY type of Samba guru.  
Just like 90% of the people on this list what I know now is from reading, 
trial and error.  I suspect the reason you didn't get any responses until 
mine is because you didn't provide enough information about your problem.

Seemingly snobby yet trying to be helpful,


On Monday 18 February 2002 07:58, David Edward Shapiro wrote:
> Thanks for the unfriendly response.  Appreciate it.  It must be difficult
> responding to the lowly masses who ask stupid and petty questions and fail
> to read all information pertaining to samba before daring to approach the
> likes of you.  Someday we can join you in your grand samba tower of
> might...
> ... Anyway, I did read docs and search the list, but being new to samba, it
> was not clear what area of the vast amount of data to read--in that, is it
> a winbind issue, a syntax issue (i.e., quotes in the wrong place), a
> library missing issue, etc.  The problem is that I could not get it to work
> on my system by changing prfmstrt2 to my domain (INS). My wbinfo -u/-g
> returns user and group information  I tried getent passwd, and that
> displays just the users in /etc/passwd.  I suspect winbindd is not working
> correctly yet because I suspect I am supposed to see domain user
> information with the getent passwd command.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Josh Konkol [mailto:susesambaboy at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 9:29 AM
> To: David Edward Shapiro
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba help for domain user setup (samba 3.x)
> Have you read any of the documentation ??
> In this case PRMFSTR2 is the Domain Name.  It's just an example.  The
> example
> is pretty straight forward.  For users you want to have Read Only access
> you
> put them in the read list, for users you want to have Read/Write you put in
> them in the write list.  I don't know what your question is.
> Josh
> On Friday 15 February 2002 14:27, you wrote:
> > How do I interpret what this mean?
> >
> > @"prfmstrt2+Domain Users"
> >
> > What is prfmstrt2?  Is that a group created in /etc/group?  I take it the
> +
> > is a winbind seperator.  What is the manner of assigning domain users to
> > have access to a share?  Do I still need to create the domain user name
> > in /etc/passwd, assign it to a group in /etc/group?  Do I need to use
> > smbgroupedit to make the domain group?  This is all very confusing.  I
> > would think the goal would be to set up a share, like share1 below, and
> > then put something like valid users = "DOMAIN+Domain Users" without
> > adding users to /etc/passwd or adding stuff to /etc/group using winbindd.
> >  Is
> that
> > not how you do it?
> >
> >
> > [share1]
> >   comment  = "what ever"
> >   path = /mnt/share1
> >   create mask = 0777
> >   browseable = yes
> >   read list = @"prfmstr2+Domain Users"
> >   valid users = @"prfmstr2+Domain Users"
> >
> > Any hint on why all my questions previously have gone unanswered would be
> > helpful too.  Am I sending to the wrong group or something?
> >
> > David
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