[Samba] Solaris 11.1 Samba 3.6.6 oddity: wbinfo is good, but getent is not.

Jake Carroll jake.carroll at uq.edu.au
Fri Jan 11 18:00:05 MST 2013

Hi all.

I've been searching various archives and lists to see if I can track down what I'm doing wrong – but I suspect something is getting in my way (bug perhaps)? I thought I'd ask on the list to see if others have any experience here.

Situation is as follows:

  1.  Solaris 11.1 box, successfully bound to active directory domain using traditional net join ads syntax.
  2.  Can kinit just fine. I have a krb5.conf and krb5.keytab in place in /etc/krb5/
  3.  Can wbinfo –u and wbinfo –g just fine to list all the groups in the organisation and in the users, too.
  4.  I configured my /etc/nsswitch.conf to look like so:

passwd: files winbind
group: files winbind

I am guessing my winbind is kind of working, on the basis that wbinfo is querying correctly and returns values from –u and –g.

My very thin smb.conf looks like this:

wins server = some.fqdn.goes.here, some.fqdn.goes.here
security = ADS
machine password timeout = 0
server string = FILESERVER_TEST
log file = /var/samba/log/log.%m
log level = 1
debug pid = true
dns proxy = no
domain master = no
local master = no
preferred master = no
strict locking = no

# All the weird ID mapping strategy bits

winbind separator = +
winbind enum users = yes
winbind enum groups = yes
template homedir = /expor/home/%U
template shell = /bin/bash
idmap config * : default = yes
idmap config * : backend = tdb
idmap config * : range = 1000000-1999999
idmap cache time = 604800

NB: These are default Solaris 11.1 support packages. Samba version is 3.6.6

Root at sol11-ads:/var/samba/log# smbd -V
Version 3.6.6

It is compiled with all the "right" modules to the best of my understanding.

root at sol11-ads:/var/samba/log# smbd -b | grep -i win/ads/ldap
    pdb_ldap pdb_smbpasswd pdb_tdbsam pdb_wbc_sam idmap_tdb idmap_passdb idmap_nss nss_info_template auth_sam auth_unix auth_winbind auth_wbc auth_server auth_domain auth_builtin vfs_default vfs_solarisacl

So, no matter what I do, I just can't convince getent to return anything other than local groups and users. It hangs for quite a while waiting to complete, but never finds anything outside of local users and groups. I had some heart, because wbinfo was working so well, and I'd actually managed to get Solaris 11.1 to join to a domain at all – but it seems I've come unstuck. My apologies in advance for what is probably an easily remedied issue and a silly question. I'm only just getting back into Samba after not having to touch it for a bout 5 years. I just get the feeling something else might be wrong (as in, a functional issue with 3.6.6, perhaps?).

Thank you for your time and assistance.


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