[Samba] SAMBA 3.0 and AD Forrest - username is invalid

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Oct 6 16:24:55 GMT 2003

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James Trater wrote:
| I recently upgraded to SAMBA 3.0 on several Linux servers. My servers
| are joined to a child domain that is part of a larger Active Directory
| forest and I am using ADS security. Some of my users only have accounts
| in the root Active Directory domain and other users have accounts in our
| child domain. Since upgrading to SAMBA 3.0 only users with accounts in
| the child domain can access their home directories via SAMBA (currently
| the only thing being shared are the home directories). When users from
| the top level domain try to access things, I get error messages in the
| logs like: username TOPLEVEL.DOM\joeuser is invalid on this system .
| This used to work perfectly with SAMBA 2.2.8.

Please look at the logs and see if it is the authentication
that is failing or the winbindd_getpwnam() call.  Also look for
any name resolution errors in log.winbindd.

cheers, jerry
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