[Samba] kinit password failed

Daulton_Theodore daulton_theodore at carleton.ca
Tue Jul 19 12:42:42 MDT 2011

I am attempting to join a new samba server to Active Directory.  The join is successful but I am getting a kerberos_kinit_password failed error message. The following is cut-&-paste of the end section of the screen out from the join attempt.

Using short domain name -- domain
Joined 'EXPRESS' to realm 'mydomain.x.CA'
[2011/07/19 11:51:07.978076,  0] libads/kerberos.c:333()
  kerberos_kinit_password server at mydomain.x.CA failed: Client not found in Kerberos database
[2011/07/19 11:51:07.979142,  2] lib/interface.c:478()
  interpret_interface: Adding interface x.x.x.x/
[2011/07/19 11:51:07.979366,  2] lib/interface.c:340()
  added interface ip=x.x.x.x bcast=x.x.x.255 netmask=
[2011/07/19 11:51:07.981006,  4] libads/dns.c:621()
  ads_dns_lookup_ns: 3 records returned in the answer section.
DNS update failed!
[2011/07/19 11:54:19.023756,  2] utils/net.c:916()
  return code = 0

I have checked the krb5.conf file and it is the same as I am using with other servers in the domain.

Samba version: 3.5.5

Any suggestions on how to get over this hurdle would be very much appreciated.

Daulton Theodore
Carleton University
Library, Systems Department
Vmail: (613) 520-2600, ext. 8352

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