[Samba] Unable to find a suitable server

Gianluca Culot gianlucaculot at dmsware.com
Fri Jun 15 07:45:25 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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