[Samba] getent group not working on new domain member

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sun Jul 9 12:16:34 UTC 2017

On Sat, 08 Jul 2017 12:47:13 -0400
Mark Foley via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I have a troubling circumstance. I've installed a new domain member
> running Slackware64 14.2. This computer is practically a clone of
> another domain member I've had set up and running for over a year.
> Most everything seems to work. I have joined the domain and it does
> show up as a domain computer. The domain user can log onto the
> computer just fine. I can run `wbinfo -u`, `wbinfo -g` and `getent
> passwd myuser`. All return the correct information.
> What I cannot run is `getent group Domain\ Users`. I get nothing why
> I try. I can run this w/o problem on the other domain member. It
> doesn't seem to be affecting functionality so far, but the fact that
> it doesn't return my Domain Users info worrys me that something is
> broken.
> I do have "group: compat windbind" in nsswitch.conf.
> Any ideas as to what I should do or where I should look?
> --Mark

If one Unix domain member works, but another set up exactly the same
doesn't, usually means one of two things. You haven't set up the second
one correctly, or something has changed in Samba.

Can you post your smb.conf and tell us what versions of Samba you are
using on the two machines.


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