[Samba] net ads join hangs

ww m-pubsyssamba pubsyssamba at bbc.co.uk
Tue May 11 16:21:34 GMT 2004

Hi list,

	I'm having difficulty joining new Samba 3.0.x machines to our production domain. I'm trying to join using

net ads join -U Administrator

but it just hangs. It does create a computer object in the AD though, if you Control C the hung net join and try
and start winbind, winbind complains with this error "ads_connect from domain DOMAIN failed: Cannot read password"

I know my Samba install is not fundamentally flawed because I can get the same machine to join our test AD domain.
Also this did previously work with the same version of Samba (3.0.2a) on our production domain, I have also tried
Samba 3.0.3 and 3.0.4 and all exhibit the same bahviour.

I've included the debug output from the net join command and also a snoop of the traffic between the samba server and
the first listed password server in smb.conf. Any help very much appreciated,

	thanks Andy. <<netjoin.tar.gz>> 

PS you will see from the netjoin.log output that the server had an existing account in AD but the command still hangs
regardless of if there is or is not a pre-existing account in AD.

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