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Samba HowTo Guide
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Note

Before attempting to join a machine to the domain, verify that Samba is running on the target domain controller (usually PDC) and that it is capable of being reached via ports 137/udp, 135/tcp, 139/tcp, and 445/tcp (if Samba or Windows Server 2Kx).

The use of the net rpc join facility is shown here:

root# 

/usr/local/samba/bin/net rpc join -S PDC -U Administrator

The proper response to the command should be “Joined the domain DOMAIN ” where DOMAIN is your domain name.

Starting and Testing the winbindd Daemon

Eventually, you will want to modify your Samba startup script to automatically invoke the winbindd daemon when the other parts of Samba start, but it is possible to test out just the Winbind portion first. To start up Winbind services, enter the following command as root:

root# 

/usr/local/samba/sbin/winbindd

Use the appropriate path to the location of the winbindd executable file.

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