[Samba] WIN XP Logging on after joining domain

Rich Webb rwebb at wmis.net
Wed Oct 22 02:44:46 GMT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
To: "Rich Webb" <rwebb at wmis.net>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 9:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] WIN XP Logging on after joining domain -- possible bug?

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> Rich Webb wrote:
> | I am running samba version 3.0.1pre1
> |
> | I was able to join my XP machine to my samba domain without problems,
> | however after joining, I cannot log in.
> ...
> | [2003/10/16 19:50:46, 1] auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_sam(821)
> |   User nobody in passdb, but getpwnam() fails!
> ~    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> error message is pretty clear here.  Looks like your have
> a problem with your guest account.

Thanks Jerry, that was the fix.  This might be a clear message to you,
however I did not know (and I don't know if it is clear in the docs) that
samba uses the "nobody" account for guest.  Further, I am running this on a
home built linux from scratch (LFS)box that prior to tonight did not have a
"nobody" account.  Most all the documentation assumes that the user is
running some main line distribution of linux (which probably most are) and
leaves out some details that are important, yet are "default" in a main line

In any case, I really appreciate you helping me out with this one.  I can
now log in.  The fix was that I created a "nobody" user in my /etc/passwd
and added it to my samba passdb, however now that I think about it, I
probably don't need it in the passdb as the error says it is already there.

Thanks Again!

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