[Samba] Linux Join Domain Problem

David Highley dhighley at highley-recommended.com
Fri Jun 28 13:22:02 GMT 2002

Well, I have fixed the join domain problem, but now I have many more
questions. After using strace and log level of 10 I was still not able
to pin down why it was having trouble writing files. So I took a guess
and added an "smb passwd file" line in the smb.conf file. It was then able
to create the secrets.tdb file and failed when it found no machine
record in the smbpasswd file on our Solaris 8 Samba PDC system. I added
a machine entry with the "smbpasswd -a -m sysname" command and now the
system was able to join the domain.

So the next step is a sanity check by starting the daemons and doing an
"smbclient -L sysname" command, which promptly failed because it could not
find an smbpasswd file on this client system. So why do we have the
"password server = *" line to search for a server with the passwd
information? So I have copied the smbpasswd file to all Samba systems so
that they will function. This seems like an ugly solution.



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