[Samba] Can't join linux machine to linux pdc controlled domain.
chosner at umich.edu
Fri Jun 20 21:34:32 GMT 2003
Getting error message:
Error connecting to my_pdc
Unable to join domain my_domain
when I run 'smbpasswd -j my_domain -r my_pdc' from linux_box
my_pdc is the primary domain controller for my_domain. I have three
win2k machines that are all using the pdc for domain authentication.
They all work fine (funny enough) and can access the domain.
I have added linux_box$ to /etc/passwd on my_pdc. I have also added it
to smbpasswd using the following command 'smbpasswd -a -m linux_box'
I have added/updated these lines to smb.conf on linux_box
encrypt passwords = Yes
security = domain
password server = *
samba daemons are not running on linux_box but are running on my_pdc
during the "join" attempts..
linux_box can ping my_pdc. It can resolve my_pdc's ip address using
nmblookup and my_pdc's netbois name. I can use smbclient from linux_box
to log into my_pdc and list the shares available.
I am running tcpdump on my_pdc. I see traffic from other machines that
are working correctly. I do not see any traffic from linux_box to
my_pdc during the "join" attempts
my_pdc is running samba 2.2.7 on redhat 7.3 kernel 2.4.20-18.7
linux_box is running samba 2.2.5 on redhat 7.3 kernel 2.4.18-5
I have gone into smbpasswd on my_pdc and deleted linux_box$ entry, then
readded it and immediately tried to join again, with the same results,
which shouldn't matter as no traffic is getting to my_pdc during the
I've read the samba.org documentation and troubleshooting guide. Good
info on joining windows machines, but nothing on joining linux machines.
Any direction would be greatly appreciated.
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