[Samba] winbind, getent and wbinfo

Bub Slug bub1slug at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 18 22:11:01 GMT 2002

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[Samba] Winbind and groups Bub Slug bub1slug at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 13 02:35:01 2002

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Hi all,

I'm trying to get a samba server which is all by itself, No Windows DCs, or
even windows shares at all, to play nice with Linux clients.

The server is authenticating Win9x, NT and 2000 clients fine and dandy, and
now I have need to add linux clients to the scenario, and have dicovered an
issue I can't seem to work through.  Perhaps someone can help?

On the linux client, I can login as a user that exists only on the samba
server (TEST+testuser) , except I get the following message:

        id: cannot find name for group id 10000

When I do "wbinfo -t" I get back:
        Secret is good.

When I do "wbinfo -u" I get back:

When I do "wbinfo -g" I get back:
        TEST+Domain Admins
        TEST+Domain Users

When I do "getent passwd" I get:

           cut for brevity
        bub:x:500:500:Bub Slug:/home/bub:/bin/bash

So far so good, until I do "getent group", which returns:

           cut for brevity again


So my net groups "Domain Admins" and "Domain Users" don't show up when I
getent group, and there is no other network group that winbind can map to
gid 10000 when TEST+testuser logs in to the Linux client, and I suspect this
is why I get the ID message on login (?)

Once again, I am not using any Windows 9x, NT, 2000 servers, the Linux Samba
server is the only PDC (and the only DC).

Can anyone offer some help aside from the stuff that's around on the net.
It all seems to deal with using Samba in a Domain with an actual windows DC,
not as a standalone server being a DC.

I wonder why my client linux box can't see the domain groups on login, and
while I'm on the subject, where do "Domain Admins" and "Domain Users" come
from in the first place, and how do I add, delete or modify domain groups or
how do I make groups on the Linux Samba server display to linux clients?

Both server and Client use RedHat 7.3 (Stock Kernel)  Samba wasn't installed
with the redhat setup, instead I downloaded the tarball for 2.2.5

I compiled the server software in the source directory with:

        make install

The server is set up as a PDC with an smb.conf file that looks like:

        workgroup = TEST
        netbios name = LINUXSRV
        interfaces =
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 64
        preferred master = True
        domain master = True
        wins support = Yes

        path = /home/%U
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        path = /usr/local/samba/netlogon
        browseable = No

I've configured the linux client and added it to the domain by:

Setting it's host name to linuxclient,

Compiling the samba software from source (2.2.5) in the source directory
        ./configure --with-winbind
        make install
        make nsswitch

        Copied libnss_winbind.so to /lib
        Created a link:
                ln -s /lib/libnss_winbind.so /lib/libnss_winbind.so.2
        copied pam_winbind.so to /lib/security

        Created an smb.conf file for winbind that looks like
                workgroup = TEST
                winbind separator = +
                winbind uid = 10000-20000
                winbind gid = 10000-20000
                winbind enum users = yes
                winbind enum groups = yes
                template homedir = /home/%U
                template shell = /bin/bash
                winbind use default domain = yes
                wins server =

        Created a init script to fire up winbind

        edited /etc/nsswitch.conf to change the lines:
                passwd: files winbind
                shadow: files
                group:  files windbind

added these lines to /etc/pam.d/login:
        auth sufficient /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
        account sufficient /lib/security/pam_winbind.so
        session required /lib/security/pam_mkhomedir.so skel=/etc/skel 

did a: /sbin/ldconfig -v | grep winbind which returned:
        libnss_winbind.so -> libnss_winbind.so

I started up the winbindd daemon on the client.

Then on the server, I did:
        useradd linuxclient$
        passwd -l linuxclient$
        smbpasswd -a -m linuxclient

        useradd testuser
        passwd -l testuser
        smbpasswd -a testuser

On the linux client I did:
        smbpasswd -j TEST -r
Which reported I joined the domain successfully.

Doing all this gets me the behaviour described above.

Any help will be appreciated!


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