[Samba] should lack of secrets.tdb prevent smbd from starting?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Feb 9 04:50:07 UTC 2021

On Fri, 2021-02-05 at 22:48 +0000, Christian, Mark via samba wrote:
> I don't require a correctly configured secrets

I'm sorry, but Samba does.  You mention you are in an AD domain, so we
need winbindd running and so a secret in secrets.tdb to connect to the
domain with.

If you really must insist on pretending that you are not in an AD
domain, then use security=user, but I warn you that if we obtain a PAC
in that situation things could get really ugly fast, so you will want
to disable that.

You are in a niche within a niche, and while it might work, and might
have worked, please just join all other Samba users and have Samba join
the domain in the typical fashion.

Your situation it totally untested and as we say: untested code is
broken code.


Andrew Bartlett
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Samba Team Lead, Catalyst IT   https://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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