[Samba] wbinfo -u and -t: works on one machine, fails on another

Chris Stankevitz chrisstankevitz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 13:27:59 MST 2015


On machine 1, running Fedora 20, I can get "wbinfo -u" to provide a
list of windows domain "MYCOMPANY.CORP" users by first launching
winbindd and passing this three line conf file:

        workgroup = MYCOMPANY
        security = ads

Note that I am somewhat curious as to how wbinfo is able to obtain
this user list even though nowhere do I supply a username or password
of any user or administrator on the MYCOMPANY.CORP domain.  I'm also
curious why the conf file uses the term "workgroup" to refer to my
windows domain.


Strangely on my Fedora 21 machine, the same process does not work.
/var/log/samba/log.winbindd shows nothing of interest even up to -d
10.  Even more strange is that "wbinfo -p" shows success on this
machine even when neither winbindd nor smbd are running.


Can you suggest logs/documentation to look at (on linux or windows) to
understand why wbinfo -u fails on one machine but succeeds on another?
 FYI I have turned off selinux and firewall for the machine that

Thank you,


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