[Samba] Help!

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Thu Jan 16 16:26:00 GMT 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Chris Nash wrote:

> hi guys.
> this yesterday i was working on my samba server (which is now sorta working as a domain controller, FINALLY). but everytime a user tries to login access is denied and a message is added into /var/log/messages: "cannot access passdb". just that. no more, no less.
> any ideas. users are starting to need the server very much.
> I think the version is 2.2.02?
> I reinstalled samba this morning. same problem. The problem doesn't exist if
> it isn't used as a domain controller though. there's the catch! I need it as
> a domain controller. And running by Monday morning!
> I've used it as is from the SuSE 8.0 installtion. Don't know how to
> recompile and so far behind schedule that I can afford to mess up! got over
> 300 users on. Don't want to lose them if possible. Just gotten used to this
> version and skittish of change now (because of time constraints)!
> smbpasswd file is in the default /etc/samba/ and it's rights have not been
> changed since installation. All users are listed in passwd file as well.
> Any of this making sense?

Send me your smb.conf file <jht at samba.org> and I will have a look at it.
Also, send me the output of 'testparm'.

- John T.

> extract from the var/log/messages, all from smbd daemon:
> api_samr_set_userinfo: unable to unmarshall SAMR_Q_SET_USERINFO
> passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c: pdb_getsampwdrid (1416)
> unable to open passdb database
> Does this make any sense?
> chris

John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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