[Samba] Domain Member Server Problem

Robert Steinmetz rob at steinmetznet.com
Mon Jun 30 04:31:56 GMT 2008


Robert Steinmetz wrote:
> We have a Windows Domain NT. We are setting up four samba Servers, two 
> new and 2 legacy servers.
> The new server are  Ubuntu AMD64 Linux with Samba 3.0.22 One of these 
> is the PDC. The legacy Servers are Solaris 8 running Samba 3.0.24. We 
> are using winbindd and local tdb files on the PDC for authentication. 
> We plan to migrate to LDAP latter. I have used SWAT to configure each 
> server.
> I have the PDC up and running, apparently working fine but each of the 
> member servers is behaving differently and a little oddly.
> I have a couple of simple questions first;
>    1) Should winbindd be running on the PDC?
>    2) Should the member server have "Domain Login" set to "no"?
>    3) Is there an easy way for SWAT to show the Server name at the top 
> of each page? I sometimes get confused.
> My current problem server the second Linux Member Server.
>    1) It is currently not showing up in client browse lists and asking 
> for a username and password and rejecting all of them.
>    2) "wdinfo -u" returns a list of Domain Users, "wdinfo -t" succeeds 
> but "wdinfo -g" fails. "getent passwd" and "getent group" return lists 
> of local groups and passwords on the Member Server. "enumerate users" 
> and "enumerate groups" are set to yes on the PCD and the Server.
> I have refrained form posting my smb.conf files in hopes the answer is 
> obvious, it usually is. If not I'll post any requested information.

*Robert Steinmetz, AIA*
*Steinmetz & Associates*

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