Mathew D. Watson matw at eclipse-optics.com
Mon Dec 19 18:26:34 GMT 2005

Donald Musser wrote:
> I've tried that already. All I get is an error about being unable to open
> passwd.tbd. I've checked the file and, although it exists, it is empty. Is
> this supposed to be the case?
> -Myles

Hmm ... sounds like your tdbsam setup isn't quite right?

On my system both passdb.tdb and secrets.tdb are 131 bytes long (one 
password stored); I don't know about a passwd.tdb. BTW, they're both in 

Not to hijack a thread, but does anyone know how root can find out who 
is in the samba password database if you use the tdbsam backend? For 
system accounts I just look in /etc/passwd.


> On 12/17/05, Mathew D. Watson <matw at eclipse-optics.com> wrote:
>>Donald Musser wrote:
>>>Hi everyone,
>>>I'm using the online HOWTO manual in the "Quick Start" reference to try
>>>get a basic domain controller going. So I set up smb.conf, and testparm
>>>checked out okay, I've started nmbd and smbd, but when I try to to run
>>>[root at localhost samba]#smbclient -L <username> -U<username>%<password>
>>>session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE <-- I get this error
>>I recently got this message, and the solution in my case was to run (as
>># smbpasswd -a <username>
>>where <username> is a valid user account on the samba server.

Mathew D. Watson
Eclipse Optics Corporation
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