[Samba] SambaBDC cannot join SambaPDC

Philip Washington phwashington at comcast.net
Thu Oct 20 21:37:31 GMT 2005

Craig White wrote:

>On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 20:05 -0500, Philip Washington wrote:
>>I have set up a Samba PDC migrating from NT4.  I can logon computers and 
>>users that came from the old NT4 domain.  I began setting up a SambaBDC 
>>following the directions in Section 5.5 of Samba3 by Example.  Using 
>>samba3.0.20b on RHEL4
>>whenever try
>># net rpc join -U root%secret
>># net rpc join -S SAMBAPDC -U root%secret
>>I get the following error
>>[2005/10/19 19:08:26, 0] rpc_client/cli_pipe.c:rpc_api_pipe(438)
>>  cli_pipe: return critical error. Error was Call timed out: server did 
>>not respond after 10000 milliseconds
>>Creation of workstation account failed
>>Unable to join domain DOMAINA.
>>#net getlocalsid
>>Can't fetch domain SID for name: SAMBABDC
>>if I turn on the samba server and run smbclient //SAMBABDC/accounts -Uuser1
>>I can login and put a file in the share.  When I look at the properties 
>>of the file  I see that it is owned by user1 and the group is "Domain 
>>Users".  So it appears that samba is using the ldap server correctly.
>>#getent passwd
>>#getent group
>>appear to be returning the correct information when I compare it to the 
>>What and where else should I be looking for a problem?
>not enough info to do much more than guess but I did something stupid
>that took me a few minutes to figure out.
>I had a hosts allow = 192.168.1. statement and then when I tried to have
>a user connect from a VPN, connections to the samba server would time
>out because the remote host ip wasn't in the subnet
>It might be something that simple
I checked the hosts allowed and I didn't see a problem.

I definitely have a problem now with ldap.  It has locked up and I can't 
get even get a reply with slapcat. I am currently using 
openldap_2.2.13-2 . This is RH version. 

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