[Samba] unable to join to a Samba4 domain

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Mon May 31 03:58:50 MDT 2010

Am 29.05.2010 20:58, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
> On 29/05/2010 19:17, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
>> Am 29.05.2010 20:15, Lukasz Zalewski wrote:
>>>> Unfortunately, Windows XP SP3 fails to join a Samba4 domain as well.
>>>> How can I troubleshoot it?
>>> Are both the samba4 and client machine on the same subnet? If not are
>>> there any firewalls, or routers in the way?
>> Same subnet, no firewalls or routers on the way.
>>> Is your client dns configuration pointing explicitly at samba4
>> Yes.
> Hmm this is mostly odd,
> are you using FQDN to join the domain?


> Can you resolve all of the samba4 generated dns records externally
> (http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/HOWTO Configure DNS section),
> such as
> host -t SRV _ldap._tcp.samdom.example.com.

Yes, it works correctly (as is /usr/local/samba/sbin/samba_dnsupdate 

You'll find an attached pcap file produced by Wireshark made on the 
Windows XP machine.
It shows DNS and LDAP queries flow both ways.

Do you see anything unusual there?

Tomasz Chmielewski

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