[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#520012: Bug#520012: samba: net rpc vampire sets wrong passwords for machine accounts

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Tue Mar 17 06:10:22 UTC 2009

forwarded 520012  https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5722

Quoting Fabio Muzzi (debianbugs at kurgan.org):
> Package: samba
> Version: 2:3.2.5-4
> Severity: important
> I am setting up a PDC with Lenny, and i have tried to run a "net rpc vampire" against a NT4 PDC. The vampire process seems to fail to get machine account passwords, even if it gets the machine accounts themselves (the entries get created properly in /etc/passwd and in samba auth database).
> The result is that if I want to make the clients connect to the domain after switching to the new DC (Samba) I have to rejoin every client to the domain, which is impossibile since we have more than 150 clients here.
> I have searched for this bug, and found something on the Samba list (the url of a copy of the messages is here: http://www.nabble.com/net-rpc-vampire-in-release-3.2.x-td19180372.html) even if it is not clear about which version they are talking about. 
> I have searched for the bug on the Samba bug tracking system, but I came up with only this: https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5722. The problem seems to be the same, but no solution.

OK, recording this...

> This bug makes it impossibile to use the "net rpc vampire" command at all.

Are you in position to temporarily test unofficial backported packages
of 3.2.8:

You can do it by adding the following to your sources.list file:
deb http://pkg-samba.alioth.debian.org/packages lenny-backports main

Another test could be trying packages from unstable. They might
however be harder to install because of their dependency chain (on PAM
packages, particularly)...

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