[Samba] PDC with NSVSD/smbpasswd ok, but MySQL backend not quite

James MacLean macleajb at ednet.ns.ca
Sat Feb 19 02:52:52 GMT 2005

Hi Folks,


. Using /etc/passwd, /etc/group, smbpasswd - everything in the PDC world 
seems fine.

. Using /etc/passwd, /etc/group, MySQL backend - I can join the domain 
but get an error about not being able to find a domain controller when I 
try to login to the domain with an mysql user. Logging in as root is ok, 
but likely that is because I use both mysql and smbpasswd backends.

. Using the new NSS http://fssos.sourceforge.net/ works ok if I use 

. Once I switch to NSVS(NSS) and MySQL, I can not log any new users in, 
but, if I log in as user who originally got in by being in smbpasswd but 
has since been deleted from smbpasswd, I can continue to login 
successfully if they exist in the MySQL.

. net rpc group info <smbpasswd user>  gives all group info from /etc/group.
. net rpc group info <mysql only user>  shows none of the groups they 
belong to regardless of there existance in /etc/passwd

Long story short... I can only get a new user logged into a PC via the 
domain for their first time if they have an entry in smbpasswd. After 
that, being in the MySQL backend appears to be enough.

I can pass along configs if needed, but since it works accept for the 
mysql change I didn't want to confuse the problem. I don't see the 
NSS/NSVS being any influence, but wanted to show how the solution was 
meant to fit together :).

Is this a known limitation in the MySQL backend or more likely, am I 
setting something up incorrectly?


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