well the problem i think your having is that you have not edited the
/etc/nsswitch.conf file.

change from

passwd: files
shadow: files
group: files

to:

passwd: winbind files
shadow: winbind files
group: winbind files

or something along those lines, play with the /etc/nsswitch.conf to find the
right configuration for you.

check out the post i've made on my website about how we use have setup my
mail system, i think i've done it fairly well

http://www.yourhowto.org/content/view/25/9/

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From: samba-bounces+paul.matthews=cathedral.qld.edu.au@lists.s amba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+paul.matthews=cathedral.qld.edu.au@lists.s amba.org
]On Behalf Of Dimitri Yioulos
Sent: Friday, 31 March 2006 1:53 AM
To: samba@lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Winbind and email server


Folks,

Sincere apologies for asking this again, but I'm just not getting this to
work, and must be missing something here:

My company's network is based around a Windows 2003 server AD, with several
RHEL AS 3 boxes connected to it via samba (3.0.21c-1). *This scheme works
very well. *I've set up, and have successfully been using a sendmail-based
email system, too.

My issue is this: *When I create a user account in AD, I have to also create
it in the mail server. *This is inconvenient and inefficient.

I have samba installed on the mail server. I also have the mkhomedir module
installed, and the appropriate line to invoke it is in the samba, pop, and
smtp.sendmail config files under /etc/pam.d. My users are using the Outlook
2003 mail client. *If I create a user in the email server, then Outlook has
no problem connecting to the mail server using the user's credentials from
the email server. *But, if the user is only created in AD, then Outlook
complains that the incoming pop server won't authenticate the user, despite
the fact that winbind is fired up, wbinfo -u shows the user, and getent
passwd shows the user's credentials. Arrrgh! IMHO, this is the one small
thing that keeps this from being a really great system.

Can anybody show me the way to get over the hump?

Many thanks.

Dimitri

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