[Samba] Samba on AIX - Active directory

Rob Lee releehm at hotmail.com
Tue May 31 18:32:51 UTC 2016

Good afternoon,

I have many AIX clients running samba from pware. I want to move to either the version on the AIX expansion pack or the rpm's IBM suggests we download, https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/reg/pick.do?source=aixbp&lang=en_US

The problem is that the samba version from pware that is working is old and I don't see the pware downloads anymore to upgrade to a newer version. The two version recommended by IBM do not allow me to connect to my corporate Active Directory domain.

My smb.conf file is very simple. This is what works with the pware version:


       workgroup = <AD Domain Name>

        security = DOMAIN

        ldap ssl = no

        oplocks = No

        name resolve order = hosts

        password server = <AD Domain Controller>

        guest account = guest

        map to guest = Bad User

        encrypt passwords = yes

        domain master = no

        local master = no

        preferred master = no

        load printers = no


        comment = /data directory on the UNIX server

        path = /data

        read only = No

        create mask = 0664

I have tried variations of "security", "password server" with no luck.

Trying to connect to the domain I receive the following error:

/opt/freeware/bin/net rpc join -U<username>%'<password>'

Failed to join domain: failed to find DC for domain <AD Domain Name>

If you have any suggestions for connecting to AD please let me know.

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