[Samba] Samba 3.2.4 and 3.2.6 get realm wrong?

Frank Burleigh fburleigh at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 04:46:11 GMT 2008

My winbindd and wb-<ads short name> logs in both 3.2.4 and 3.2.6 are
filled with this pattern:

[2008/12/27 23:19:16,  3] libsmb/cliconnect.c:cli_session_setup_spnego(880)
  cli_session_setup_spnego: got a bad server principal, trying to guess ...
[2008/12/27 23:19:16,  3] libsmb/cliconnect.c:cli_session_setup_spnego(908)
  cli_session_setup_spnego: guessed server principal=iu-mssg-<trimmed>@ADS
[2008/12/27 23:19:16,  2] libsmb/cliconnect.c:cli_session_setup_kerberos(619)
  Doing kerberos session setup

I spent some time looking for problems in name resolution before
coming across a discussion thread that more or less says that recent
Sambas lose all but the short form of the realm name, leading to the
name resolution problem.  A fellow shows how patching the source code
makes these problems go away.

Other than the time on what seems like a spurious issue, are there
consequences to this behavior?  Is there a workaround?

Thank you, list.

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