[Samba] The RPC server is unavailable
jscottc at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 08:25:17 MST 2011
I have used the Samba4 Howto as a guide.
I am using OpenSuse 11.3 and the Samba version is:
Everything was working as intended after installation.
I did a fresh install on another computer of Windows 7.
Joined my freshly made domain.
Installed the remote administration tools.
Created three users for testing with the remote admin tool - "Active
Directory Users and Computers"
All users log in fine.
I install OpenSuse 11.3 on another computer and during install I select the
Windows Active Directory for user information. This works and my three
users can sign in on the OpenSuse machine. I noticed that the computer was
not set up in Bind like my Windows 7 machine was automatically.
First Question: Is the best way to correct this to Stop bind, enter machine
into zone file and start bind? Or is this something that is expected to
work like the Windows 7 machine?
I then went back to the Windows 7 machine and tried to change one of the
users passwords. No matter what I tried, I can not get passed the message
that the password is unable to change due to the strength ( The value
provided does not meet the length, complexity ... etc ). I am pretty sure
this is due to the minimum duration of a password. After I waited a day I
was able to change the password once and then not again ( need another day
The first time I could not change my password I decided to see if I could
change the minimum duration with the remote tool "Active Directory Users and
Computers". But now when I run this I get the error: "Naming information
cannot be located because: The RPC server is unavailable. Contact you
system administrator ... "
Running using the command:
samba -i -M single -d 3
Gives this error when trying to use the remote admin tool:
Selected protocol [NT LM 0.12]
Terminating connection - 'ldapsrv_call_loop: tstream_read_pdu_blob_recv() -
single_terminate: reason[ldapsrv_call_loop: tstream_read_pdu_blob_recv() -
Question 2: What is the cause of this? Is the domain corrupt or is there a
fix other than reinstall?
Any other debug information I can provide that would be useful?
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