[Samba] Samba4 Android port and Python auth modules

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 16 02:07:26 MST 2015

On 15/01/15 22:40, Kaye, John wrote:
> Hello All,
> First post. Just ported Samba4 to a native Android/ARM platform -- quite a bit more work than Samba3. Moved to Samba4 to pick up AD support.
> The smb and nmb daemons fire up and appear to operate correctly, at least as good as Samba3. However, when trying to use samba-tool to create/list users, etc. I run into the following:
> ERROR(<type 'exceptions.AttributeError'>): uncaught exception - 'module' object has no attribute 'session_info'

If you are starting and running the smbd & nmbd daemons, then samba-tool 
wouldn't work, you are still in 'classic' mode, you need to provision 
samba as an AD DC with samba-tool (full instructions are on the wiki) 
before samba-tool will create users.


> Which I interpret to mean that the session_info attribute is not present in samba.dcerpc.auth, but it is. I am a Python and Samba novice, but it appears that samba.auth is overshadowing samba.dcerpc.auth, or vice-versa. When I run python interactively, I can import both modules, but I only see the attributes for the first module imported - i.e. if samba.auth is imported prior to samba.dcerpc.auth, a dir of samba.dcerpc.auth will return samba.auth attributes, which presumably causes the AttributeError.
> Any help to further debug or resolve this issue would be greatly appreciated.
> Cheers,
> -John
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