[Samba] Another Winbind question...

Gareth Davies gdavies at willowbrook.co.uk
Mon Sep 30 10:19:33 GMT 2002

Still having problems with Winbind.

I'm using Samba 2.2.5 and Debian 3.0.

It seems to be 95% running now but where the documentation runs out...I
can't seem to get it working.

Samba is sharing fine, I can get to Public and Temporary shares and share
the printers (not that I have any).

But when in comes to home directories I can't seem to get it to work ( I am
planning on using this machine as the main file server for user home
directories and company shares). It will work if I manually create a user on
the machine that matches the user in the domain (the old way).

Wbinfo -t tells me my secret is fine, I've joined the domain, I've used
wbinfo -A Administrator so it always connects with admin, wbinfo -g and
wbinfo -u return all users and groups correctly and I have no Iptables or

Smbstatus returns the following:
Samba version 2.2.5
Service      uid      gid      pid     machine
Public       WILLOWBROOK+gdavies WILLOWBROOK+Domain Users   536   it-win2k
( Tue Sep 30 10:50:23 2003
willowbrookli01 ( Tue Sep 30 10:54:47 2003
IPC$         nobody   nogroup    536   it-win2k ( Tue Sep 30
10:54:16 2003
IPC$         WILLOWBROOK+gdavies WILLOWBROOK+Domain Users   536   it-win2k
( Tue Sep 30 10:54:16 2003

Locked files:
Pid    DenyMode   Access      R/W        Oplock           Name
536    DENY_NONE  0x20089     RDONLY     EXCLUSIVE+BATCH
/public/smbstatus.txt   Tue Sep 30 10:54:40 2003

Which seems to me as though it's recognising the users.

When I do getent passwd and getent groups it's my understanding that the
home directories should be created with the correct permissions.

I have su'ed to my username WILLOWBROOK+gdavies on the linux machine and
created my home directory and I can now see it but when trying to connect it
prompts for a password which it always rejects. I think this server event is

Service Ticket Request Failed:
User Name: IT-WIN2K$
Service Name: HOST/IT-DEBIAN
Ticket Options: 0x40810010
Failure Code: 0x7
Client Address:

IT-Win2k is my machine and IT-Debian is the SAMBA machine.

Do I need to manually create the homedirs? If so how?

Kind Regards


Here is my smb.conf:

workgroup = WILLOWBROOK
hosts allow =
security = domain
wins server =
password server = WILLOWBROOK01

winbind uid = 10000-65000
winbind gid = 10000-65000
template homedir = /home/%D/%U
template shell = /bin/sh
winbind separator = +
winbind enum users = yes
winbind enum groups = yes
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /home/%D/%U -s /bin/false -M %U

     comment = Home Directories
     browseable = no
     writable = yes
     valid users = %S
     create mode = 0664


Shaolin - IT Systems
WB Ltd.

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