[Samba] Interdomain trust with different WINS servers

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu May 27 06:44:04 MDT 2010

I think the syntax may be the same as for Microsoft lmhosts


On 05/26/2010 05:35 AM, Juan Asensio Sánchez wrote:
> Hi
> I am trying to stablish a relation between two different Samba domains. Each
> domain has two PDCs, all they are WINS servers, and the two domains are in
> different subnets. They are configured to use LDAP as the user/group/machine
> database. First, I will create the relation, being DOM1.CORP the trusted
> domain, and DOM2.CORP the trusting domain, so in a server of DOM1.CORP, I
> create a user this way:
> DOM1-S1$ /usr/bin/perl -w /opt/ldap/smbldap-tools/bin/smbldap-useradd -W -t
> 5 'DOM1.CORP$'
> DOM1-S1$ smbpasswd -i DOM1.CORP$
> The two commands are OK, and the domain account is created in LDAP, in
> ou=Computers. I can see the machine in "getent passwd". Now, in a server of
> the trusting domain, i run the command:
> DOM2-S1$ net rpc trustdom establish 'DOM1.CORP'
> [2010/05/26 11:21:03, 0] utils/net_rpc.c:rpc_trustdom_establish(5647)
>    Couldn't find domain controller for domain DOM1.CORP
> Well, I know this is normal because servers of DOM2 don't know anything
> about DOM1. I suppose I will have to add the entries of the two servers of
> DOM1 in lmhosts, and the entry for the own domain, but i can't get it to
> work. Now, my lmhosts is this:
>         localhost
>      DOM1-S1
>      DOM1-S2
>      DOM1.CORP
>      DOM1.CORP
> But the previuos command gives error again. Even if I run nmblookup querying
> the servers or the domain, i get errors:
> DOM2-S1$ nmblookup -R -U localhost 'DOM1.CORP'
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> querying DOM1.CORP on
> name_query failed to find name DOM1.CORP
> Is this the right way to stablish the relationship? How should I add the
> entries to the lmhosts file?
> Regards and thanks in advance.

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