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

Jason Ellison infotek at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 21:53:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 4:03 PM, JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.


  getent is used to get entries from the administrative databases, not
particular items.  it is my understanding that "getent group_name"
would never work.  i feel really in the dark here, could you please
explain how getent works on your system?  is yours modified?

-Jason Ellison

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