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

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Jan 26 13:45:16 MST 2015

On 26/01/15 20:27, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> Hello,
> 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:
> [global]
>          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
> fails.
> Thank you,
> Chris

Seeing as how you are using Fedora, it is probably sssd.


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