[Samba] smbd fails to start - rpc_srv_register: Failed to call the svcctl init function!

Scott Classen sclassen at lbl.gov
Mon Sep 10 10:48:43 MDT 2012

On Sep 7, 2012, at 3:34 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

>> fetch_ldap_pw: neither ldap secret retrieved!
>> ldap_connect_system: Failed to retrieve password from secrets.tdb
> My guess is that you are running the wrong 'smbpasswd' binary, and it
> isn't setting it in the the right tdb. 

You were exactly right. Apparently 'yum erase samba' did dot remove smbpasswd, and I was using the older 3.0.33 version.

When I make the secrets.tdb file with the proper version of smbpasswd samba starts right up.

Thanks for your help.


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