[Samba] New Samba Error We Have Not Seen Before

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon May 27 18:03:08 MDT 2013

On Mon, 2013-05-27 at 18:32 +0000, Robinson, Eric wrote:
> We have about 40 samba servers in our domain. The two newest ones are throwing an error we've never seen before.
> [root at vmhost06a samba]# net join
> Enter root's password:
> dos charset 'CP850' unavailable - using ASCII

This worries me.  I think it may be the source of your issue.  It
suggests your build was without iconv support!  (We removed the internal
code page handling in 3.6 from memory, relying on the system to handle
it for us). 

> convert_string_talloc: Conversion not supported.
> Failed to join domain: failed to lookup DC info for domain 'MYCHARTS.MD' over rpc: Memory allocation error
> ADS join did not work, falling back to RPC...
> convert_string_talloc: Conversion not supported.
> Connection failed: NT_STATUS_NO_MEMORY
> Enter root's password:
> convert_string_talloc: Conversion not supported.
> Could not connect to server RPT01
> Connection failed: NT_STATUS_NO_MEMORY
> Any thoughts?
> Possibly related: It alwways says "could not connect to server RPT01." I'm not sure why it says this since RPT01 is our oldest domain controller and it is not referenced in any of the config files. Only servers DC01 and TS04 are mentioned in krb5.conf. I suppose it must be getting it from DNS, but why only RPT01?
> Samba version info follows...
> [root at vmhost06a samba]# rpm -qa|grep -i samba
> samba-winbind-3.6.9-151.el6.x86_64
> samba-3.6.9-151.el6.x86_64
> samba-common-3.6.9-151.el6.x86_64
> samba-client-3.6.9-151.el6.x86_64
> samba-winbind-clients-3.6.9-151.el6.x86_64

It seems unlikely that these RPMs are built without iconv support, but
can you verify by getting us the output of smbd -b?


Andrew Bartlett

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