[Samba] Problem migrating from 2.2.8a to 3.0.1

Data Control Systems - Mike Elkevizth mike at dcsamerica.com
Thu Dec 18 04:38:59 GMT 2003

I have a Samba 2.2.8a PDC running that I would like to upgrade to 3.0.1.

I also have to BDCs and was trying to convert them to 3 before I started on
the PDC and found out I was out of commission because of some kind of error.
So. I installed 3 on the two BDCs along with OpenLDAP 2.1 and set everything
up. The LDAP/Samba combo works fine, I can connect with out a problem as a
Stand_Alone_Role. But then, I run the "net rpc getsid" command to get the
PDCs SID and it gives me a "Unable to find a suitable server" error. Is
there a way I can manually enter the domain SID? Help would be greatly


BDC config

# Global parameters
	workgroup = DCS
	server string = Tallmadge Server
	passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://localhost
	lanman auth = No
	log level = 3
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast
	time server = Yes
	os level = 70
	preferred master = No
	local master = No
	domain master = No
	wins server =     --This is also the Samba 2.2 PDC
	ldap suffix = dc=dcs
	ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
	ldap user suffix = ou=Users
	ldap group suffix = ou=Groups
	ldap idmap suffix = ou=IDMap
	ldap admin dn = cn=sambauser,dc=dcs
	ldap ssl = start tls
	idmap backend = ldap
	idmap uid = 40000-50000
	idmap gid = 40000-50000
	hosts allow =,,,

LDAP Domain SID entry

# DCS, dcs
dn: sambaDomainName=DCS,dc=dcs
sambaDomainName: DCS
sambaSID: S-1-5-21-657526034-1340598581-4100531696
sambaAlgorithmicRidBase: 1000
objectClass: sambaDomain

# search result
search: 2
result: 0 Success

# numResponses: 2
# numEntries: 1

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