[Samba] Error Trying to Join Win2k to Samba 2.2.5 Domain

Mike Tibor tibor at lib.uaa.alaska.edu
Thu Jul 18 14:24:01 GMT 2002

I've got 2.2.5 running on a test server (RH Linux 6.2), and I'm trying to
get a Win2k box to join the domain, but I'm getting the following errors:

(at log level 3)

[2002/07/18 12:26:25, 2] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:startsmbfilepwent(170)
  startsmbfilepwent_internal: unable to open file /etc/smbpasswd.
  Error was Permission denied
[2002/07/18 12:26:25, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:pdb_getsampwrid(1416)
  unable to open passdb database

I've already added the account for the machine and user to both the system
passwd file and /etc/smbpasswd.

/etc/smbpasswd is owned by root and is mode 0600, so I'm not sure why
samba can't read it.

I've put up the smb.conf file here:


Any ideas?

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