[Samba] Rejoining domain after cluster failover

Patrik Gustavsson Patrik.Gustavsson at Sun.COM
Wed Feb 11 13:32:55 GMT 2004

My guess you have to upgrade to Samba 3 ?

I don't think you need, if you don't want to, use the LDAP backend for

I have developed the Sun support agent for Samba on Sun Cluster (The
agent should work the same way). 
There is no problem with Samba 3 as ADS member when the you have failover
or a manully switch.


On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 22:54, gotschk at comcast.net wrote:
> Hello. We're having issues running Samba 2.2.8-a1, on Solaris 8 (SPARC) under Veritas VCS 3.5 clustering (HA active-passive).
> Every time we have a cluster failover (we're testing), we have to re-join the domain [ADS not NT] (e.g., 'smbpasswd -j XYZ -r XYZPDC -UAdminRightsUser%password'). Otherwise, we cannot connect to the shares, and 'wbinfo -t' returns 'Secret is bad'. Re-joining the domain fixes the problem.
> It's easily enough scripted, however I don't like the idea of having a domain user's password with administrative rights in a text file.
> Are there other ways (HOWTO pointers welcome), or do I have to upgrade to Samba 3.0.x and use the LDAP backend for SIDs?
> Thanks in advance.
> Ken Gotsch
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