[Samba] 2.2.5 Unable to authenticate users: no ldap secret retrieved

root harm.kirchhoff at mx10.ttcn.ne.jp
Sun Jul 28 05:43:03 GMT 2002

Samba 2.2.5 re-compiled without choosing ldap support on Turbolinux WS V.8.

I am not able to authenticate users, either by
#smbclient //pinguin/public  -U root%password
response:ERRSRV-ERRbadpw (Bad password - name/password pair in Tree Connect 
or Session Setup are invalid)

or by trying to add a new samba account (system account exists)
#smbpasswd -a administrator

ldap_open_connection:connection opened
fetch_ldap_pw:no ledap secret retrieved!
ldap_connect_system: Failed to retrieve password for  from secret.tdb
Failed to add entry for user administrator.
Failed to modify password entry for user administrator.

The smbpasswd file was created from the system accounts by
#cat /etc/passwd | mksmbpasswd.sh >/usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
and contains all the relevant entires.

secret.tdb is an empty file.

Why does samba look in secret.tdb and establish an ldap connection, when it 
should not ??? Any suggestions ?

Harm Kirchhoff
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