[Samba] Migration from 3.0.24 to 3.5.2

Moray Henderson Moray.Henderson at ict-software.org
Tue Apr 27 08:21:13 MDT 2010

Hervé Hénoch wrote:
>I've a Samba Server 3.0.24 with LDAP backend. I've tried to migrate to
>Samba 3.5 (Version 3.5.2-SerNet-Debian) with  again a LDAP backend.
>But once the server was installed, my XP machine can't connect the
>domain. The error is :
>     netlogon_creds_server_check failed. Rejecting auth request from
>client DEVH machine account DEVH$
>Since I've done the test locally the DNS server is not reachable and
>i've the following error wich seems to be logical :
>    get_peer_name: getnameinfo failed for with error
>Temporary failure in name resolution)
>The following commands run well :
>   1. getent passwd
>   2. net rpc user
>   3. smbclient -L localhost -U%
>   4. pdbedit -Lv
>   5. net rpc join -> domain SC joined
>   6. net localsid = net domainsid
>What i've missed ?

When you say "migrate", do you mean an ordinary upgrade on the one
server, or are you changing servers and copying the settings across?

I was having this problem migrating to 3.4.7 using tdbsam backend; it
went away after I rewrote the script that migrated the TDB files to the
new server.  See thread "Undocumented TDB files" for more on the TDB

Earlier someone posted that a problem like this was fixed for them "by
changing workstation/server names in passwd and group to uppercase".

"To err is human.  To purr, feline"

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