Bug 479 - net rpc vampire unable to create users
Summary: net rpc vampire unable to create users
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: net utility (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0preX
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Jim McDonough
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Blocks: 826
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Reported: 2003-09-19 06:29 UTC by Ingo Hellmer
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:26 UTC (History)
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Description Ingo Hellmer 2003-09-19 06:29:08 UTC
We installed Samba 3.0.0rc4 from the binaries on redhat 9a with the latest 
updates from rhn. We configured the Samba as a BDC. We joined the domain. This 
works fine. We executing net rpc vampire we received errors for all users and 
machine accounts, that contained uppercase letters. The error message told us, 
that there is a problem creating the posix account. All other accounts 
(pcuser1, pcuser2 ..) which we created in the testing enviroment work well. 
The groups are added with the creategroup.sh script so there is no problem 
with uppercase characters. So we tried a similar script for users, changing 
the %u parameter to lowercase. Then all accounts are created, but the machine 
accounts didn´t work. We were unable to create new machine accounts. So we 
wanted to delete all users and start over again. But the our redhat 9 machine 
did not reboot. Everything in /proc was lost. This orccured two days before 
when we tested Samba 3.0.0rc4 as PDC on an other machine in the same way.

So we tried this on a redhat 7.3 machine. There it was no problem taking all 
accounts to the passwd.tdb database and creating all the linux accounts.
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-12-12 08:28:10 UTC
reseting target milestone.  3.0.1 has been frozen.  WIll have to 
re-evaluate these.
Comment 2 Anthony Liguori 2004-02-16 19:44:57 UTC
I can confirm this on a RedHat EL.  So far, I have not been able to work around
the machine account issue.  The pdb seems to have the proper entry in it...
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-05 07:48:42 UTC
please restest against 3.0.11 and reopen if necessary.  Thanks.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 09:04:56 UTC
originally reported against one of the 3.0.0rc[1-4] releases.
Cleaning up non-production versions.
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:22:23 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.
Comment 6 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:26:14 UTC
database cleanup