[Samba] OpenLDAP domain registering

arun.sasi1 at wipro.com arun.sasi1 at wipro.com
Wed Jan 30 23:05:48 MST 2013

Hello Team,

I am using samba 3.6.3 in ubuntu as file server and also I have a domain controller in my organization both are different servers.

I am able to register SAMBA as domain controller successfully, and I could see SAMBA Domain with SID populated in my OpenLDAP. But my problem is when I configure samba as file server. SAMBA is pulling the host name and registering to OpenLDAP as domain.

Example My Domain name is test.

My file server host name is fileserver01

I could see test and fileserver01 in my openldap with SID. why this is happening, since this is just configured as file server. and also I do not have winbind configured in my file server. below are my configuration details.


workgroup = test

server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

wins server =

dns proxy = no

name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

disable spoolss = no
spoolss : architecture = Windows x64

log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

max log size = 1000

syslog = 0

panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

security = user

encrypt passwords = true

passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://servername
ldap suffix = dc=aa,dc=bb,dc=com
ldap user suffix = ou=People
ldap group suffix = ou=Groups
ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
ldap admin dn = cn=admin,dc=aa,dc=bb,dc=com
ldap ssl = no

map to guest = bad user

domain logons = yes

load printers = yes

printing = cups
printcap name = cups

socket options = TCP_NODELAY

domain master = no

usershare allow guests = yes

create mask = 0700
directory mask = 0700
browseable = no
comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
writable = yes
available = no

comment = All Printers
public = yes
printable = yes
path = /var/spool/samba

# Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
# printer drivers
comment = Printer Drivers
writeable = yes
public = yes
path = /var/lib/samba/printers
write list = root, at Onsite-Admins

        force create mode = 770
        valid users = @Onsite-Admins
        create mode = 770
        path = /data/imigrate
        write list = @Onsite-Admins
        force directory mode = 770
        directory mode = 770

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