[Samba] Winbind help
simes at cpgen.cpg.com.au
Mon Sep 30 07:02:00 GMT 2002
I've been trying to use winbind in order to
connect to WinNT PDC for authenticating user and
also mapping user/group ids.
We are using RH 7.3 Samba 2.2.3a
I've followed the instruction provided in the document
"Unified Logons between WindowsNT and UNIX using Winbind"
We only want to authenticate SAMBA users so I've skipped the
This is the "impertant" entries of my smb.conf file
workgroup = groupserv_melb
netbios name = linux-smb
netbios aliases = linux-test
winbind separator = +
winbind uid = 10000-20000
winbind gid = 10000-20000
winbind enum users = yes
winbind enum groups = yes
template homedir = /home/winnt/%D/%U
template shell = /bin/bash
password server = 22.214.171.124
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/winnt/%D/%U -s /bin/false -M
The domain has been joined using smbpasswd
Here are my questions:
Everytime I enable domain logons on SAMBA and try the
"wbinfo -t" I get Bad secret
When the domain logons is disabled then the secret is good.
if I type "wbinfo -u" I get all the domain users not a problem
the same with the "wbinfo -g" for groups.
Using the "add user script =" parameter trying to access the domain
using smbclient eg.
"smbclient //linux-smb/homes -W groupserv_melb -I 126.96.36.199 -U
The home directory doesn't get created properly. The %D option is EMPTY.
The user gets created in passwd/group/shadow but the HOME directory
I get something like
in the passwd file (with 2 // instead of the DOMAIN Name).
Also winbindd log file complains about port 445 on the PDC
[2002/09/30 16:02:24, 2] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_out(858)
error connecting to 188.8.131.52:445 (Connection refused)
What does that port do?
So what is the best way to do it if I want to authenticate the users from the
WindowsNT PDC and also give them access to SAMBA shares using the Windows
Thanks in advance.
Network Engineer, Spherion Education
Spherion Group Ltd
1st Floor, 493 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
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