[Samba] wbinfo -u and -g work, getent passwd works, getent group DOES NOT WORK (solution!)

Jeff LePage Jeff.LePage at asg.com
Sun Aug 3 15:25:14 GMT 2008

Hello all.

I found the problem.  I had winbind running on the PDC.  I don't know why it was running, but when I turn if off on the server I get all my groups on the clients.  Honestly I don't remember installing or setting it up.  

Anyway, I logged in as domain user bob4, which has bob4 as the group.  The client automatically created the home directory and set up everything correctly.  woohoo.

Helmut had it right when he suggested turning off winbind.  I thought he was talking about winbind on the client.

Here's my listing:

bob4 at ubuntu19:~$ pwd
bob4 at ubuntu19:~$ ls -altr
total 20
-rw-r--r-- 1 bob4 bob4  586 2008-08-03 09:16 .profile
lrwxrwxrwx 1 bob4 bob4   26 2008-08-03 09:16 Examples -> /usr/share/example-content
-rw-r--r-- 1 bob4 bob4 2940 2008-08-03 09:16 .bashrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 bob4 bob4  220 2008-08-03 09:16 .bash_logout
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2008-08-03 09:16 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 bob4 bob4 4096 2008-08-03 09:16 .

So.  In conclusion, winbind on server BAD, winbind on client GOOD.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+jeff.lepage=asg.com at lists.samba.org on behalf of Helmut Hullen
Sent: Sat 8/2/2008 11:30 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] wbinfo -u and -g work, getent passwd works,getent group DOES NOT WORK
Hallo, John,

Du (drescherjm) meintest am 02.08.08:

>> My LANs (Linux Samba server 3.0.3x, Windows clients) run without it.

> I have found that if you have domain member servers in addition to
> your PDC and BDCs you will need winbind if you want to have ACLs
> working correctly in windows. Without winbind the domain member
> servers show only SIDs in the XP properties dialog.

Thank you - I'll remember that.

Viele Gruesse!
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