[Samba] Unable to find a suitable server

Gianluca Culot gianlucaculot at dmsware.com
Wed Jun 13 13:06:54 GMT 2007

 Hello List

I'm experienceing problems with Samba 3.0.25,1 running in a FreeBSD box.

I've succesfully joined a domain, and I've configured mail with auth on W2k3
server thorugh PAM. 

If I issue 
mail# /usr/local/www > net rpc testjoin
Unable to find a suitable server
Join to domain 'DMSWARE' is not valid

mail# /etc > net rpc testjoin -S orion
Join to 'DMSWARE' is OK

mail# /usr/local/www > net ads testjoin
Join is OK

I know that RPC and ADS use two different methods to find the server... But

RPC shouldn't net rpc first try with files, then DNS, then broadcast ?
And giving "-S orion" is nothing more than what is already listed in

So Why RPC fails ?

Here are my conf files

mail# /etc > less nsswitch.conf
passwd: files winbind
shadow: files winbind
group: files winbind

#hosts: db files nisplus nis dns
#hosts: files dns wins
hosts: files dns bcast

# Example - obey only what nisplus tells us...
#services: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#networks: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#protocols: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#rpc: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#ethers: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files
#netmasks: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files

bootparams: nisplus [NOTFOUND=return] files

ethers: db files
netmasks: files
networks: files dns
protocols: db files
rpc: files
services: files

netgroup: files

publickey: nisplus

automount: files
aliases: files nisplus

nsswitch.conf (END)

mail# /etc > less smb.conf
        workgroup = DMSWARE
        Wins support = yes
        dns proxy = yes
        name resolve order = host wins bcast
        local master = yes
        domain master = no
        preferred master = auto
        enhanced browsing = yes
        #encrypt password = yes         # YES = Default
        realm = DMSWARE.it
        server string = mail
        security = ADS
        password server = orion
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        client use spnego = yes
        server signing = auto
        client signing = auto
        #passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n
*Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .
        #passwd chat debug = yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        add user script = /usr/sbin/pw useradd %u
        delete user script = /usr/sbin/pw userdel %u
        add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
        delete group script = /usr/sbin/pw groupdel %g
        preferred master = No
        template homedir = /home/%U
        template shell = /bin/csh
        winbind cache time = 3600
        winbind enum users = Yes
        winbind enum groups = Yes
        winbind use default domain = Yes
        winbind nss info = rfc2307

        idmap domains = DMSWARE
        idmap config DMSWARE:range = 10000-49999
        idmap config DMSWARE:base_rid = 0
        idmap config DMSWARE:backend = rid

mail# /etc > less hosts               localhost.DMSWARE.it localhost            MAIL.DMSWARE.it MAIL            MAIL.DMSWARE.it.            orion.dmsware.it            orion
hosts (END)

Thanks everybody for any help

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