[Samba] problem with Samba in domain

Thierry TERRIER thierry.terrier at atolltech.fr
Mon Sep 30 17:15:00 GMT 2002

Before to tune Samba, do you have created the computer account in your 
nt domain

>I have a samba fileserver (Debian Woody, Samba 2.2.3a) that I am
>trying to join into an NT domain (smbpasswd -j ...); the command says that
>it joined the domain successfully.
>Then I setup security=domain, workgroup name etc. as outlined in the samba
>howtos. However whenever I try to access a share on the Samba server I am
>prompted for a password (even though I already logged in through the
>domain controller) and am subsequently denied access.
>The logfiles on the fileserver contain the following on the failed mount
>[2002/09/26 18:53:28, 0] rpc_client/cli_netlogon.c:cli_net_req_chal(246)
>  cli_net_req_chal: Error NT_STATUS_INVALID_COMPUTER_NAME
>[2002/09/26 18:53:28, 0] rpc_client/cli_login.c:cli_nt_setup_creds(48)
>  cli_nt_setup_creds: request challenge failed
>[2002/09/26 18:53:28, 0]
>  connect_to_domain_password_server: unable to setup the PDC credentials
>[2002/09/26 18:53:28, 0] smbd/password.c:domain_client_validate(1554)
>  domain_client_validate: Domain password server not available.
>[2002/09/26 18:53:28, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:pdb_getsampwnam(1367)
>  unable to open passdb database.
>[2002/09/26 18:53:28, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:pdb_getsampwnam(1367)
>  unable to open passdb database.
>I don't know what to make of this -- does someone have any suggestion on
>what went wrong? I am rather green on this.
>Things that may be notable to our setup:
>- Samba server and PDC live in different IP domains and different IP
>- I had to manually insert the machine name of the PDC in the smb.conf
>file; putting in "*" to let Samba find out the PDC on it's own results
>in "Domain password server not available" message in the logfiles
>Thanks for your patience.

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