[Samba] Unable to join AD (FreeBSD)

Thomas M. Skeren III tms3 at fskklaw.com
Tue Nov 9 23:52:09 GMT 2004

Elijah Savage wrote:

>I was having the same problem as you decribe with 4.10 version of
>freebsd and found a number of reasons why it was not working, but I
>manage to find this great walk through and get it working with 5.2.1.
This is quite good.  However, the best option is to install 5.3RC2 and 
use the samba 3.0.7 port in the ports collection.  Works VERY well.

>Try it and see if it helps and curious what version of freebsd are you
>-----Original Message-----
>From: samba-bounces+esavage=digitalrage.org at lists.samba.org
>[mailto:samba-bounces+esavage=digitalrage.org at lists.samba.org] On Behalf
>Of Josh Kropf
>Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 4:47 PM
>To: samba at lists.samba.org
>Subject: [Samba] Unable to join AD (FreeBSD)
>I am trying to get samba 3.0.7 working with our win2k DC. I installed
>samba from the ports collection, so the kerberos library looks to be the
>heimdel version.
>I can use kinit to create a ticket and it authenticates against the DC
>just fine. However when I attempt to use "net ads join" it fails with
>the following response:
>[2004/11/09 16:32:30, 0] utils/net_ads.c:ads_startup(183)
>  ads_connect: Unknown error: -1765328343
>Also note running "net ads join" without the -U parameter simply prompts
>for a password for "root" even though I have created a ticket
>successfully with kinit.
>I have configured krb5.conf and smb.conf with the minimal items.
>   workgroup = CPOLDOM
>   netbios name = BSDWEB
>   realm = CPOL.DOM
>   security = ads
>   encrypt passwords = yes
>   password server =
>   default_realm = CPOL.DOM
>   .cpol.dom = CPOL.DOM
>   cpol.dom = CPOL.DOM
>   CPOL.DOM = {
>      kdc =
>      default_domain = cpol.dom
>   }
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