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

Hans-Wilhelm Heisinger wheisinger at semcowindows.com
Tue Apr 29 19:14:50 GMT 2008

    I have trusts setup between 3 samba domains.  Do you have a specific 
question regarding setup?


Adam Williams wrote:
> 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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