[Samba] Samba 3.5.6 - numerous regressions while running as AD member against Samba4alpha14 DC

Andriy Syrovenko andriys at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 02:35:29 MST 2011


I've setup Samba4alpha14 on a FreeBSD 8.2-RC2 box as a DC which just
works serving network of a couple of dozens of Win7 clients.
Then I installed Samba 3.5.6 on another of FreeBSD box and wanted to
join it into the AD.
I've run in the following set of issues:

1. Joining domain with

"net ads join -U administrator"

fails with the following error messages:

"kinit succeeded but ads_sasl_spnego_krb5_bind failed: Invalid credentials"

and then:

"Joining domain failed: Invalid credentials".

Having spent some time in debugger I've finally managed to join the
domain by adding the following line to my smd.conf:

"client ldap sasl wrapping = seal"

2. Attempts to perform a dynamic DNS update with

"net ads dns register -P"

simply saying "DNS update failed!". Again a couple of hours of
debugging, and the problem is solved using the following patch. Please
not though that I don't really understand what this patch actually
does! :)

diff -ur samba-3.5.6.orig/source3/libaddns/dnsgss.c
--- samba-3.5.6.orig/source3/libaddns/dnsgss.c	2010-10-07
19:41:16.000000000 +0300
+++ samba-3.5.6/source3/libaddns/dnsgss.c	2011-02-01 16:31:35.000000000 +0200
@@ -175,7 +175,7 @@
 			 * TODO: Compare id and keyname
-			if ((resp->num_additionals != 1) ||
+			if (/*(resp->num_additionals != 1) ||*/
 			    (resp->num_answers == 0) ||
 			    (resp->answers[0]->type != QTYPE_TKEY)) {

3. nss_winbind shows only a single group for each domain user. I mean
when I issue the 'id username' command the 'Domain Users' group is
returned as primary group for username, but memberships in any other
groups is lost. I did not found a solution for this problem.

Meanwhile I reverted to Samba 3.4.9 and it just works. I've joined the
domain without "client ldap sasl wrapping = seal" being specified in
the config file, DDNS updates just work without any patches, and group
membership resolution is also works just fine.

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Best regards,

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