[Samba] Domain users not resolving...

Ryan Ashley ryana at reachtechfp.com
Fri Aug 22 12:48:33 MDT 2014

I stepped into a setup where Samba was compiled and installed into 
"/samba". The configure command on the DC is "configure 
--prefix=/samba". The links for libnss_wins.so.2 and libnss_winbind.so.2 
are there and nsswitch.conf is told to use winbind. However, "getent 
group" returns only local users, "id" finds NO domain users, and "getent 
passwd" returns only local users. I did do a rebuild of Samba after 
verifying the dependencies were there and configured/installed the same 
way so everything is in place. Still no dice. This guy was still running 
Debian Squeeze so the install is probably old. Things seem to run, but 
no systems can access the sysvol even after a reset, which led to this 

Now, my thinking is that maybe the binaries in "/samba/bin" should be 
linked to "/bin" and the same goes for the sbin stuff. Is this my issue 
or what am I looking at? Yes, I stepped into it this time...

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