Fallback to NTLMSSP allowed if KDC is not reachable?

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Fri Apr 30 09:53:17 UTC 2021

On Friday, 30 April 2021 03:38:44 CEST Shilpa K via samba-technical wrote:
> Hello,
> In one instance, port 88 was blocked while port 445 and port 139 were
> allowed on the DC. In this scenario, when we tried to execute 'net ads join
> -k', it was not working. But, with the below code modification, it will
> fallback to NTLMSSP and works. Is it expected to fallback to NTLMSSP in net
> ads commands if krb does not work?

'net ads join -k' without specifying a user/password, means that kerberos is 

If you specify a username/password it will fall back to an alternative.

Andreas Schneider                      asn at samba.org
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