[Samba] User in passdb, but getpwnam() fails!

Daniel Wilson daniel.wilson at sunderland.ac.uk
Tue Jan 18 10:56:14 GMT 2005

what is the Operating System on the samba server?
Also you need to edit your nsswitch conf file, usually
/etc/nsswitch.conf to have:

passwd: files ldap
group: files ldap

Your problem is that your OS isnt looking at ldap for its user accounts,
its also looking at your passwd file (/etc/passwd)

Adi Nugraha wrote:

>my problem is just like the subject, I could browse the shares with the same
>username & password but I can't login to the domain, I'm using samba 3.0.2.a
>with ldap backend, can anyone help me with this, I know it's been posted
>before but I can't find a solution.

Daniel Wilson
Systems Administrator

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