Re [Samba] LDAP adding workstation accounts fails (but not really???)

Pat Riehecky prieheck at
Fri Feb 29 16:00:36 GMT 2008


My workstation account looks like the following after my failure to join
the domain.

dn: uid=testing$,ou=Computers,dc=iwu,dc=edu
objectClass: top
objectClass: account
objectClass: posixAccount
cn: testing$
uid: testing$
uidNumber: 1006
gidNumber: 515
homeDirectory: /dev/null
loginShell: /bin/false
description: Computer
gecos: Computer

I built up a Fedora 8 box and pointed it at my LDAP server and I still
cannot su down to that user.  I figured using the graphical tool for
setting up pam_ldap would eliminate whatever mistake I have made that I
just cannot seem to find.  But it too cannot su down to testing$.  

I just removed and reinstalled samba, now more stuff is not working.  I
am going to assume my test box is just too hosed up and leave it at
that.  When I get around to rebuilding it I will almost certainly have
this problem again since I don't know what caused it I am doomed to
repeat it....

Thanks for all the help

On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 13:08 -0600, Adam Williams wrote:
> see, I can su -l to my account:
> [root at gomer ~]# su -l domain2\$
> su: warning: cannot change directory to /dev/null: Not a directory
> -sh: /dev/null/.profile: Not a directory
> -sh-3.2$
> and its info is:
> dn: uid=domain2$,ou=People,dc=gomer,dc=mdah,dc=state,dc=ms,dc=us
> objectClass: posixAccount
> objectClass: account
> objectClass: top
> objectClass: sambaSamAccount
> uid: domain2$
> uidNumber: 2003
> gidNumber: 514
> homeDirectory: /dev/null
> cn: domain2$
> sambaSID: S-1-5-21-2139886109-2393431639-217723040-1017
> displayName: domain2$
> sambaAcctFlags: [W          ]
> sambaNTPassword: 890AE051A9ADB4707CD86824CF76F9B4

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