[Samba] getent passwd works but all wbinfo commands fail

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 24 12:35:40 MDT 2014

On 24/09/14 18:30, rusking wrote:
> hello.everyone.I am seeing a bizarre problem on one of my machines.  The
> machine is running Samba 3.5.10-125 and is a member server in a Windows
> Active Directory domain. getent passwd and getent group works just fine and
> returns all users,and groups from the AD domain.  However, all wbinfo
> commands (such as wbinfo -t or wbinfo -u) fail with the errors:
> [root at testserver samba]# wbinfo -t
> could not obtain winbind interface details!
> could not obtain winbind domain name!
> checking the trust secret for domain (null) via RPC calls failed
> Could not check secret
> [root at testserver samba]# wbinfo -u
> Error looking up domain users
> [root at testserver samba]# wbinfo -g
> Error looking up domain groups
> Has anyone else seen this?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
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Hmm, interesting, this seems to be the opposite to what most people 
complain about.

But to try and help you, you are going to have to give us a lot more 
info, smb.conf, OS, what AD server etc.


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