servicePrincipalName cifs

Matthieu PATOU mat at
Mon Jul 21 07:49:30 GMT 2008

Andrew Bartlett a écrit :
> On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 10:57 +0400, Matthieu PATOU wrote:
>> Andrew Bartlett a écrit :
>>> On Sun, 2008-07-20 at 23:11 +0400, Matthieu PATOU wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> On my Samba4 domain I always see a request when a user log in for service cifs/mydomain.tld at MYDOMAIN.
>>>> I am wondering whether is it important or not.
>>>> Can someone point me out the interest of this Service ?
>>> As CIFS is the core file-sharing protocol the Samba supports (and over
>>> which many other protocols are layered), it is very much expected for
>>> the client to request a ticket to it. 
>> Because my setup is a bit old and I upgraded manually maybe there is something to add to the secrets.ldb ?
> No, the problem is that you have hosts connecting to mydomain.tld, not
> host.mydomain.tld.  If you want them to use mydomain.tld, then you need
> to extend the servicePrincipalName attribute on that server, to include
> host/mydomain.tld.
The thing is that I do not recall doing anything like this. Of course I register the computer to mydomain.tld.
The only thing that is trying to make an access to mydomain.tld is the login script set with the domain policy.

So if I get it well you recommend me to add a servicePrincipalName in users.ldb with the value:


Am I right ?



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