[Samba] Trust Accounts and Machine Name Case

Tom Conway tconway at tecsol.org
Tue Nov 8 15:18:37 GMT 2005

1. I do have other systems that locate the PDC, currently all my systems
are locating the PDC. I'm trying to be proactive in case it happens

2. nscd is installed but not running

3. I am able to verify accounts as you suggested. It is definately a
machine issue and not a user issue. When the problem rears it's ugly
head, I can go to another machine and login.

On 11/8/2005, "Craig White" <craigwhite at azapple.com> wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 06:53 -0700, SRS0+gsMU+45
>+tecsol.org=tconway at mail15.alevelhigher.com wrote:
>>           by www.tecsol.org with HTTP; Tue, 08 Nov 2005 08:27:36 -0500
>> Thanks Craig, I appreciate your input. I'm not trying to login as a
>> machine account and I understand what they're for.  I haven't used the
>> on the fly add scripts. They used to be very unreliable. Most Samba
>> howtos have you add users and machines using smbpasswd (I've tried both
>> pdbeidt and smbpasswd). I will look at the howto you've suggested.
>> I can only assume that the on-the-fly scripts pass the same parameters to
>> smbpasswd and are there to make the admins lifer easier.=20
>> My bottom line is why would a machine that worked fine yesterday, stop
>> working today. Then simply fiddling with the machine accounts, make it
>> work again?
>hmmm...alevelhigher.com - you must be somewhere in Phoenix  ;-)
>let's keep this on list if you don't mind...there are a lot of brighter
>minds than mine and off list cheats you from their benefit and makes it
>so no one else can benefit from your ultimate resolution.
>There were too few details for anyone to really 'know' what the issue
>is. Generally, the things that come to mind when it works for a while
>then doesn't work are things like cache's which get cleared or services
>that get restarted over night.
>My first thought is that system is having trouble locating PDC (is WINS
>functional on server and browseable from workstation?) Do you have other
>Windows systems that are locating PDC?
>My second thought are things like nscd (name server caching daemon), are
>you using it? Is it working, is it causing issues?
>My third thought is verifying accounts and access directly on samba
>server from command line...
>getent passwd |grep NAME_OF_USER
>You can always set loglevel higher (level 10 will debug a whole lot of
>stuff but should always tell you what is breaking).
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