[Samba] Domain users not resolving...

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 22 14:54:53 MDT 2014

On 22/08/14 21:40, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Hello,
> Am 22.08.2014 20:48, schrieb Ryan Ashley:
>> 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
>> discovery.
>> 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...
> It would be much easier to help, if you give some information about your
> environment.
> - smb.conf
> - Samba version
> - IDs, etc. configured in your backend (depending on your Idmap config)
> - etc.
> Regards,
> Marc
It would also help if you followed the howto and didn't change bits that 
you don't like, just why did you install into /samba instead of 
/usr/local/samba ?
Everything out there is based on self compiling into /usr/local/samba, 
the wiki gives you the instructions based on this.

having said this, it is possibly/probably a path problem, could you 
please post (along with what Marc has asked for) the result of 'samba -b'


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