[Samba] Old, reliable samba 3.5 and Active directory suddenly not reliable

Robert M. Martel - CSU r.martel at csuohio.edu
Tue Oct 23 09:14:26 MDT 2012

On 10/22/2012 05:10 PM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Mon, 2012-10-22 at 14:51 -0400, Robert M. Martel - CSU wrote:

>> [2012/10/22 14:23:07.353280,  0] libads/kerberos.c:333(ads_kinit_password)
>>     kerberos_kinit_password WEBDEVEL$@CSUNET.CSUOHIO.EDU failed: Clients
>> credentials have been revoked
>> Join to domain is not valid: Access denied
>> The Active Directory admins are still saying that they have not changed
>> anything on their side.
> It seems unlikely if you just re-joined, but in case we are talking
> about multiple machines, could the password have been expired?

The problem existed for multiple machines.

After Brian Campbell's note I double-checked the clock-sync on the 
servers and found it to be okay.

The Active Directory (AD) admins that "did not change anything" finally 
reported having some vague problem with their domain server replication 
that only seem to affect *my* Samba servers (I may be the only person on 
campus running Samba servers that are members of the university's Active 
Directory system.)

There was some more hand waving, reports of trying to get some support 
out of Microsoft, and finally a mention that *someone* had been making 
some changes to AD config in preparation of moving from Lotus Notes 
Email to MS Exchange.

The AD admins then "did something else" and now the problem no longer 
exists.  I am still trying to get some real information as to what happened.

If I (ever) find out I will note it here.  I always hate seeing problem 
reports in Email archives that never talk about resolution.

Thank you!

At least I got my Samba versions less out of date.  Have to see if 
building 3.6 is as much of a pain on Solaris as 3.5 has been.

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