[Samba] Re: Joining a Samba 3 domain (ALMOST SOLVED)

Marcelo Gonçalves Diotto marcelo at ceset.unicamp.br
Thu Dec 15 18:08:34 GMT 2005

Hello Everybody,
    I've almost solved my problem.
    First of all my LDAP tree is:
       ou = Computers
       ou = Users
       ou = Groups

    In my /etc/ldap.conf i've this:
    nss_base_passwd         ou=Users?one
    nss_base_shadow         ou=Users?one
    nss_base_group          ou=Groups?one
    nss_base_hosts          ou=Computers?one

    When i do a "getent passwd" i get only the itens under "ou=Users" 
and my /etc/passwd (i believe the machines account should appear too).
    And my  "net rpc join -U root -w DOMAIN" i get:
    Create of workstation account failed
    Unable to join domain INTRA.
    (but when i look in ldap a machine acount was created)
    I tried to move the machine account tho the "ou=Users" (so my 
"getent passwd" also shows the machine account), and when i did "net rpc 
join -U root -w DOMAIN" i got:
    "Joined domain DOMAIN"

    What an awful thing!!!

    * So if i put both computers and users inside "ou=Users" it will be 
ok, but........ my LDAP tree would be a mess!!!

    Can someone helps me??? PLEASE!! :D


Marcelo Gonçalves Diotto wrote:

> Helo,
>   I've used the idealx tutorial 
> (http://samba.idealx.org/smbldap-howto.en.html), almost everything is 
> fine, i can access the home directories and view shares, but when i 
> try to join the domain i get the error:
> "while attempting to join the domain DOMAIN the user could not be found"
>   When i look in ldap the machine acount was created and in 
> /var/log/samba there is no error log (it creates e logfile for the 
> machine, but it is kept empty).
>   Can someone help us??
> Thanks.
> Marcelo
> Mike wrote:
>> Hii
>> I have followed the Samba 3 by Example Chapter 2 small office network 
>> to the letter. I can connect to server shares using the root user and 
>> pw but when I try to join the domain I still get the message " while 
>> attempting to join the domain xxxx the user could not be found"
>> Thanks for any help you may be able to give
>> Mike

Marcelo Gonçalves Diotto	       e-mail: marcelo at ceset.unicamp.br
Analista de Suporte Computacional / Administrador de Redes
Centro Superior de Educação Tecnológica - CESET    Fone: (19) 3404-7270
Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP        Fax:  (19) 3404-7164

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