[Samba] getting ERROR: failed to setup guest info. But I cannot setup a guest account due to security policies

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 12 09:47:28 MST 2013

On 12/11/13 16:25, steve wrote:
> On Tue, 2013-11-12 at 09:41 -0500, Jon West wrote:
>> I'm trying to set up samba so that we can login to our RHEL 5.5 machines
>> with our Windows 2008 R2 Active directory credentials. I am succesfully
>> able to join the domain, but I cannot get the SMBD deamon to stay running
>> and my log.smbd log is show  the
> Hi
> If that's all you want to do and you have posted the entirety of your
> smb.conf then you shouldn't be running smbd. Is this the full setup?
> Cheers,
> Steve
HI, I don't think that is the problem, he only has this in smb.conf:

   idmap config * : backend = rid
   idmap config * : range = 10000-20000

I would expect something like this:

   idmap config EXAMPLE:schema_mode = rfc2307
   idmap config EXAMPLE:range = 1100-50000
   idmap config EXAMPLE:backend = rid
   idmap config * : range = 210000-3100000
   idmap config * : backend = tdb

I think he wants the computer to run as a fileserver, in which case smbd 
needs to run, but until he posts a bit more info, it is a bit hard to 
say which way to go next.


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