[Samba] Joining EMC NAS to Samba 3 Domain?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Mar 27 06:37:36 GMT 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-26 at 12:40 -0700, Jim Hogan wrote:
> I see list discussions on this subject from a few years back but they 
> were very brief and, it seems, inconclusive.
> I would be interested in hearing from anybody who has discovered the 
> "trick" to getting an EMC Celerra to join their Samba 3.x domain.
> I have an old NetApp Filer happily joined.  I simply created an account 
> with "smbldap-useradd -w filername" and when I then configured the Filer 
> for CIFS it was immediately accessible and I could see "SambaNTPassword" 
> and related bits in its record (LDAP backend using Fedora Directory 
> Services)".
> I did the same for the EMC, "smbldap-useradd -w emcname".  Then, when I 
> create the EMC's CIFS server (with name, domain, NT4/netbios type, WINS 
> spec) it does appear in Domain browse list very quickly, but no 
> resources are available.  The dump of the EMC's CIFS config (included 
> below) shows all of the correct Netbios stuff. 
> In LDAP, the SambaNTPassword attribute (and a few others created in 
> client records when a successful join is completed) are missing.
> EMC documentation is to the effect "Windows NT servers are automatically 
> joined to a domain when created".  This does not square with other joins 
> where a Samba root user/password are required.  EMC does have a "Join" 
> option for its "server_cifs" command (that takes a password), but this 
> is supposedly only for Win2000+ .  I tried it anyway.  It times out.

The password-based join is what I would prefer to have people use, but
'smbpasswd -a -m' should match NT4 is this respect (setting a password
matching the machine name).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Red Hat Inc.                  http://redhat.com
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