[Samba] Re: Samba + LDAP

Ricardo Manuel Esteves (VI) vi-r-esteves at ptinovacao.pt
Mon Oct 8 15:47:32 GMT 2007

Ok, lets put this better, maybe i confused some stuff...

I got my ldap server on the centos machine, lots of users configured
there, and works fine on the samba of that machine.

Then i got Fedora 7 machine, with Samba configured to authenticate from
the centos machine LDAP.

When i try to connect to the Fedora 7 samba shares with some user that
exists on the LDAP but not on the Fedora 7 system, it gives me this


Fedora 7 machine:

smbclient // -U drocha
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE

log.smbd :

[2007/10/08 16:38:23, 0] passdb/pdb_get_set.c:pdb_get_group_sid(211)
  pdb_get_group_sid: Failed to find Unix account for drocha
[2007/10/08 16:38:24, 1] auth/auth_util.c:make_server_info_sam(566)
  User drocha in passdb, but getpwnam() fails!
[2007/10/08 16:38:24, 0] auth/auth_sam.c:check_sam_security(352)
  check_sam_security: make_server_info_sam() failed with

CentOS 4 machine:

smbclient // -U drocha
Domain=[VERSAOINTEGRAL] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.10-1.4E.12.2]
smb: \> 

works fine.

On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 15:45 +0100, Ricardo Manuel Esteves (VI) wrote:

> Hi,
> I got samba 3.0.26a on my Fedora 7, and when i try to add users with
> smbpasswd -a username, it only works if the user exists as a linux
> user... i got a Centos 4.4 system with samba 3.0.10 and it  works even
> if the user doesn't exists on the system.
> Can anyone explain me why this happens? is it from this new version
> (3.0.26a) or may be a problem of 
> Fedora 7?

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