[Samba] "Invalid Group" but It Isn't

Eric Robinson eric.robinson at psmnv.com
Mon Nov 7 19:36:29 UTC 2022

> On 06/11/2022 23:58, Eric Robinson via samba wrote:
> >
> > You were correct about a misconfigured nss-winbind! When I originally
> copied nsswitch.conf from the working server to the new server, I did not
> realize that /etc/nsswitch.conf is now a symlink in Rocky 8, so what I copied was
> just the symlink, not the actual file. After copying the real nsswitch.conf and
> restarting services, it works now.
> The main reason that you didn't realise earlier was because you used wbinfo to
> test for the group. Using wbinfo only shows if the user or group exists in AD, it
> does not mean that the user or group is known to Unix, you have to use a Unix
> tool such as getent to prove that i.e.
> getent group "MYCHARTS\site002_group"

Good to know!

> If nsswitch.conf is now a symlink, what is it a symlink to ?

lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root        29 Jul 18 09:44 nsswitch.conf -> /etc/authselect/nsswitch.conf

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