FreeNAS 8.0.x and Samba4?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Thu Jan 26 16:10:03 MST 2012

On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 17:11 -0500, Charles Tryon wrote:
> Is anyone out there using FreeNAS 8.0 in conjunction with a Samba4 domain?
> I've had a lot of success with using FreeNAS as the front end for my file
> sharing services, joined to a Samba4 DC.
> HOWEVER, I have recently run into a problem with setting up CIFS services
> when the FreeNAS server is joined to the AD domain.  This was working great
> up until fairly recently (maybe a month ago), however any newly provisioned
> domain now causes a failure.  If the NAS is joined to the domain and
> running AD, any time you open up a Windows Share or CIFS setup dialog, it
> pops up an error: "Sorry, an error ocurred."  (yeah, I know.  REALLY
> helpful. :P)  

What is 'it' in this circumstance? (What OS/tool shows the error)

> I was on a long chat session with a developer from FreeNAS
> trying to debug this.  I am KICKING myself because I lost the tail end of
> the chat session where he told me what error he was seeing, but apparently
> there is some information coming back about the domain controller itself
> where there is a SID coming back in a wrong data field.
> I am still trying to dig through my saved logs for more specifics on the
> error, but I was wondering if anyone else had run into the same issue.

Given that FreeNAS runs Samba, this should be anaylised as a
Samba3/Samba4 bug, rather than a 'FreeNAS' issue.

Regardless, I'm sure we will get to the bottom of it. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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