[Samba] 2.2.5 upgrade bug report - winbindd and password servers

Herb Lewis herb at sgi.com
Thu Jun 20 11:49:01 GMT 2002

Well, if it worked with an IP address in 2.2.4 that was a bug. From
the man page -

password server (G)

By specifying the name of another SMB server (such as a WinNT box) 
with this option, and using security = domain or security = server 
you can get Samba to do all its username/password validation via a 
remote server.

This option sets the name of the password server to use. It must be 
a NetBIOS name, so if the machine's NetBIOS name is different from 
its Internet name then you may have to add its NetBIOS name to the 
lmhosts file which is stored in the same directory as the smb.conf 

"WEBSTER, Greg" wrote:
> Boy this was a big scary headache! As well, I really wish the samba upgrade
> didn't wipe my changes to /etc/pam.d/samba and /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb (back
> them up instead, please).
> Situation:
>         Upgrading Samba from 2.2.4 to 2.2.5. Samba is using winbindd for
>         authentication.
> Problem:
>         Under 2.2.4, smb.conf originally contained a password server
> specified by
>         IP address:
>         password server =
>         After the upgrade to 2.2.5 authentication was failing...
>         '/usr/sbin/winbindd -d 3 -i' showed the following:
>         Could not look up dc's for domain AHBLNT1
>         Could not open a connection to AHBLNT1 for \PIPE\lsarpc
> Solution:
>         Under 2.2.5, solve this by giving the machine name in the 'password
>         server' line or use an asterisk (untested with asterisk):
>         password server = iman
> Greg Webster
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Herb Lewis                               Silicon Graphics 
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