[Samba] Re: interdomain trust between two samba pdc's

SoUnD WrEcK soundwreck at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 15:53:24 GMT 2008

So is no one here doing interdomain trusts using two Samba PDC's on two
different subnets?  I have been struggling with this problem for a long time
now, and would like some help with it.  Thanks!

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 2:54 PM, SoUnD WrEcK <soundwreck at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have been trying off and on for some time now to get an interdomain
> trust relationship going between two samba pdc machines (DomainA=trusted &
> DomainB=trusting).  Both pdc's are running on Solaris boxes and NIS is
> involved (I doubt there is a NIS complication just because I can use
> accounts on DomainA on DomainB's samba, as long as I add them using
> smbpasswd manually).
> The situation is this.  DomainA hosts most user accounts for my two
> networks.  Therefore DomainA should be trusted and DomainB should be
> trusting.  The documentation is confusing and does not describe this exact
> scenario (talks about samba with microsoft pdc's).  I have tried every
> combination I can think of, but things still aren't working as they should.
> I have added an account for DomainB on DomainA.  I then type "smbpasswd -a
> -i DomainB", still working on DomainA.  This seems to go through okay.
> However, when I type "net rpc trustdom list" on DomainA, I get the
> following:
> Trusted domains list:
> none
> Trusting domains list:
> Unable to find a suitable server
> domain controller is not responding
> DomainB
> I expect what I see for trusted, but for trusting, should I really be
> seeing those errors?  What do they mean?  Is the fact that DomainB is listed
> mean that it worked and I should ignore the errors?
> I guess I'll stop here and make sure there is not a problem with this step
> before I post further information about this process.
> Thanks.

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