[Samba] Problem with PDC OpenLDAP logon at Win2K/XP

Nikolay Sergeyev nicos at spb.cityline.ru
Mon May 23 16:48:05 GMT 2005

Yes, I do. This my console output :
[root at fedor~]  rpm -qa | grep "nss_ldap"
[root at fedor~]

and part of /etc/nsswitch.conf :

passwd:    files ldap
shadow:    files ldap
group:    files ldap

> Hello
> I've installed Fedora Core 3 (Test 3, kernel 2.6.8x), with Samba 3.0.8 and
> OpenLDAP 2.2.13 . I've smb.conf, slapd.conf, ldap.conf,
> /etc/pam.d/system-auth, nsswith.conf almost same as described on Idealx
> site. I've very strange thing. If I add user ( for this operation I use
> smbldap-tools), I can log on by this user at my unix host (for example by
> ssh), I can logon by this user to Samba Domain at Win9x workstation, I can
> see this user using 'getent passwd' command, I can see this user in Samba
> database using "pdbedit -Lv" command,  but I can't logon by same user at
> every Win2k/XP workstations ( before I added those workstations to Samba
> domain successfully). By investigating I understand if I manually add this
> user in /etc/passwd ( I do it using vipw ) without setting password for
> user, then I can log on this user at WIn2k/XP.
> But why ?

It is likely that your NSS_LDAP configuration is not working.

Have you installed nss_ldap?

- John T.

> If I get positive reaction on ssh login ( this user can do it), and I see
> user by 'getent passwd', so Unix user account operate. (if I understand
> pam_ldap works right).
> If I see Samba user account 'pdbedit -Lv' command, and I can logon by user
> at Win9x ( I can see share NETLOGON on PDC from Win9x), so Samba account
> operate.
> Thank you for advance for any reaction.
> Regards,
> Nikolay Segreyev

John H Terpstra
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