I am currently running Samba 2.2.8a in a production environment on a Unix
box with Solaris 8. I am hoping to migrate and upgrade to Samba 3.0.10 on a
Solaris 10 box. I am however having difficulties joining the NT domain with
my new (still test server).

Initially I provided the administrator with the ip address and the netbios
name of the samba server so that a trust account could be created. After
having no success joining I had the old account deleted and a new account
created with the same ip address and the Unix hostname (different from the
netbios name). Still no success. Here is the result of my join and oldjoin

# net rpc join MEMBER -S PDC_name

# net rpc oldjoin MEMBER -S PDC_name
Failed to join domain

Joining the domain was painless with the smbpasswd command for version
According to all that I.ve read (maybe not enough) it should also be easy
with version 3x with the join/oldjoin command. The account exists but I
still get prompted for a password when using the join command. I do not have
the admin password and I think this should be do-able without providing the

Has anyone else encountered this problem? Any suggestions on how to get
past this?

Here is a section of my smb-conf file
# Global parameters
netbios name = horntail
server string = Library's %L %v
workgroup = CARLETON.CA
local master = no
allow hosts = 134.x.x. 134.y.y
security = domain
browsable = yes

password server = server1.nt server2.nt server3
machine password timeout = 314496000
remote announce = 134.x.x.x
wins server = winsservername

# force Samba to bind only to hme0
interfaces = 134.x.x.x/
bind interfaces only = yes
deadtime = 0

# Encrypt all passwords stored in /usr/local/samba.private/smbpasswd
encrypt passwords = yes
username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/nt-names
smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd

writeable = yes

# Debug Logging information
log level = 2
log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.