[CentOS] CentOS 5.3 samba: getent does not return data from the active directory (ads)

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 21:03:25 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 15:33 -0500, Jason Ellison wrote:
> CentOS 5.3 getent does not return data from the active directory (ads)
>   I have installed and configured kerberos and samba so that the
> server can be a member of an existing Active Directory (AD).  Correct
> configuration of kerbos was verified using kinit and klist.  The samba
> configuration was verified by using "smbclient -k -L server".  winbind
> was verified by using "wbinfo -g".  The problem seems to be nsswitch
> accessing winbindd to get group information via the "getent group"
> command.  I added winbind to the /etc/nsswitch.conf file like so:
> [root at nagios ~]# grep winbind /etc/nsswitch.conf
> passwd:     files winbind
> shadow:     files winbind
> group:      files winbind
Try "hosts: files dns wins" 
"hosts: files winbind" 
You realy don't say if your authenticating what and where @. But I do
know you did not list "the hosts:" line in nsswitch. One of those should
do it. getent group_name will never work with out changing it.

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