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

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Tue Apr 29 03:09:31 GMT 2008

i think you have to create the trusts on both DOMAINS as they only work 
in one direction.  the official samba how to and reference guide briefly 
touches on the subject.

SoUnD WrEcK wrote:
> 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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