[Samba] Unable to join domain, apparent DNS problem

Federico Nan federico at nantec.com.ar
Fri Feb 22 04:40:27 MST 2013

You can try to find your record doing: (taking from the official how-to)

host -t SRV _ldap._tcp.samdom.example.com.

2013/2/22 Lee Allen <lee at leecallen.com>

> This isn't exactly a Samba problem, but I am hoping the experts here can
> help me.
> I have been trying to get my OpenIndiana system to join a Samba4 domain and
> I was running into multiple problems. So I decided to test against a true
> Windows Server (2003) domain, to see if there is something wrong with my
> client-side setup.
> Attempting to join the WS2003 AD domain also fails.  Snooping the network
> traffic reveals this:
> client: DNS query _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.ALLENLAN.NET: type SRV, class IN
> DC: no such server
> I found this MS link:
> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc961719.aspx
> Which says, in part:
> "_ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.DnsDomainName
> Allows a client to locate a domain controller (dc) of the domain named by
> DnsDomainName . All Windows 2000 Server based domain controllers register
> this SRV record."
> I am very new to Active Directory setup.  So it is quite likely I have made
> a basic configuration error on the WS2003 AD setup.  But true Windows
> clients can join the domain successfully.
> Any ideas?
> Does Samba4 automatically put this SRV record into its internal DNS server?
> Thank you.
> Lee Allen
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