[Wolves] Samba in an Active Directories environment

Simon Morris mozrat at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 09:55:05 GMT 2005

On 02/12/05, Ian Harper <idharper at gmail.com> wrote:
> if I am right the nsswitch has passwd, group and shadow set as "files
> winbind" but it only shows the local users.

That sounds correct

> I am not using nscd - its not installed on this machine.

That could well be the problem. I think it is worth installing that.
> getent group does not work but net ads group does show groups !!
> similarly id xyz where xyz is client on AD just reports no such user.
> I have restarted winbind and smb.
> If I do wbinfo -a xyz%passwd then it correctly verifies the password
> but logon, ssh and samba mount (from a client) all fail.

If you have edited the PAM config files for these services I think
things will fall into place once you can get `getent' and `id'

> Any ideas what I can try next ?

Install ncsd. I run it on all the AD integrated machines and I guess I
read somewhere when I researched this that it is either required or
very helpful

> Ian
> p.s. I really appreciate your help on this one.

No problem at all. Glad to help
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