[Samba] Samba 3 & ADS current capabilities

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Jan 29 10:03:46 GMT 2003

On Wed, 2003-01-29 at 07:39, Rick Segeberg wrote:
> I have been working to get a Samba 3 (alpha 21) on Red Hat 8.0 to work 
> with our current Windows 2000 ADS.  This is "pure" ADS (ie. no compatibility 
> mode).  Our desire is to have various samba servers join the domain
> and use the domain to authenticate users to the samba servers.  It's
> my understanding that winbind is necessary. 
> I've followed lots of HOWTO's and various articles as well as search the 
> list archives and have not gotten it to work and have not found quite what 
> I am looking for (although much has still been very helpful).  I was able to 
> successfully have the samba server join the domain (it shows up in
> ADS), and I can authenticate to the w2k box  from the samba box just
> fine.  But, I cannot authenticate back to samba box from a windows
> workstation (which is logged into the domain) unless I also have the
> login name and password in the smbpasswd file.  Also, when I try any
> of the wbinfo tests, they fail.

Which tests - and what exactly do you mean by 'fail'.  Are you really
sure you correctly joined the domain?

> I understand it's still in alpha and just to make sure I'm not trying 
> something that's not available/working yet, I need to know if this is
> possible.  So the question is:
> Can a workstation in the ADS domain be authenticated to a samba 3 server 
> via W2K ADS (with no compatibility mode)?

Yes - shipping products are based on exactly this functionality.

You are going to need to give some more info on the join, and any
particular errors in the logs.  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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