[Samba] samba could not fetch trust account password for domain

Alexei Vasilyev alex at kirov.mts.ru
Fri Apr 9 11:27:49 GMT 2004

I have installed Samba-tng as PDC. It works fine.

Now I'd like to install Samba-head server on same machine as domain
member and to auth users through PDC.
I have joined Samba to domain with smbpasswd -j KIROV.
It says Joined Ok.
But users can't see any shares on samba-head server.

  domain_client_validate: could not fetch trust account password for domain KIROV
[2004/04/08 20:56:28, 2] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:startsmbfilepwent(170)
  startsmbfilepwent_internal: unable to open file /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd. Error was No such file or directory
[2004/04/08 20:56:28, 0] passdb/pdb_smbpasswd.c:pdb_getsampwnam(1367)
  unable to open passdb database.
[2004/04/08 20:56:28, 1] smbd/password.c:pass_check_smb(545)
  Couldn't find user 'alex' in passdb.
[2004/04/08 20:56:28, 2] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(972)
  NT Password did not match for user 'alex'!
[2004/04/08 20:56:28, 2] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(982)
  Defaulting to Lanman password for alex

I think it's well-known problem, but can't find the solution.

Best regards,
 Alexei Vasilyev                       mailto:alex at kirov.mts.ru
OJSC "Mobile TeleSystems"
Kirov, Russia
Technical Specialist
Phone: (8332) 470025
Mobile: +7(912)8255500

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