[Samba] Re: ldap group authentication refresh

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue Mar 10 13:35:20 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 22:21 +0100, Arthur Odekerken wrote:
> nscd wasn't running on my machine.
> After setting the option ldapsam:trusted = yes smbd doesn"t start any longer
> I get the following error in /var/log/smbd.log:
> [2009/03/09 22:01:31, 0] smbd/server.c:main(1063)
>   ERROR: failed to setup guest info.
> I did add a nobody account & group to my LDAP database with the following
> DN's:

Is your guest account mapped to "nobody"? (Maybe that is the default,
don't remember;  I try not to rely on defaults).

Like: guest account = nobody

I assume your nobody user shows up if your do an `id nobody` and a
`pdbedit --user=nobody`
OpenGroupware developer: awilliam at whitemice.org
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