[Samba] "DNS update failed" during ads join

Joshua Swink joshua.swink at gmail.com
Tue May 6 17:21:03 GMT 2008

I received the warning "DNS updated failed!" during net join. Is this
an important warning? Will there be problems?

Immediately after the join, clients using smbclient were able to
authenticate and access shares on this server - even though "net ads
testjoin" complained about kerberos problems.

# net join -U Administrator
Administrator's password:
Using short domain name -- ENGWIN
DNS update failed!

# net ads info
LDAP server:
LDAP server name: engwin001.engwin.ucmerced.edu
Bind Path: dc=ENGWIN,dc=UCMERCED,dc=EDU
LDAP port: 389
Server time: Tue, 06 May 2008 17:12:41 UTC
KDC server:
Server time offset: 0

# net ads testjoin
[2008/05/06 17:18:48, 0] libads/kerberos.c:ads_kinit_password(228)
  kerberos_kinit_password ENGFILES00$@ENGWIN.UCMERCED.EDU failed:
Client not found in Kerberos database
Join is OK

Thanks in advance


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