[Samba] Few questions about members

Steve Campbell campbell at cnpapers.com
Thu Jun 5 05:36:59 MDT 2014

On 6/4/2014 4:05 PM, steve wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-06-04 at 15:57 -0400, Steve Campbell wrote:
>> On 6/4/2014 3:37 PM, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>> On 6/4/2014 3:13 PM, steve wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 2014-06-04 at 12:22 -0400, Steve Campbell wrote:
>>>>> Top posting now because the original was useless.
>>>>> When we try to join a member to the domain, the following results
>>>>> are given:
>>>>> # /usr/local/samba/bin/net ads join -U administrator
>>>>> Enter administrator's password:
>>>>> Using short domain name -- TS
>>>>> Joined 'MEMBER1' to dns domain 'ts.mystuff.com'
>>>>> DNS Update for member1.ts.mystuff.com failed: ERROR_DNS_UPDATE_FAILED
>>>>> DNS update failed: NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
>>>>> DNS seems to work as expected, though. The previous tests showed
>>>>> working
>>>>> DNS.
>>>> That's the worrying part. Samba still issues tickets even with the wrong
>>>> (or no) dns registered in AD.
>>>>> We have even added the A record for the server manually.
>>>>> # host -t A member1.ts.mystuff.com
>>>>> member1.ts.mystuff.com has address
>>>> Hi
>>>> It doesn't matter if you add the record or not. It is the machine you
>>>> are joining which HAS to send it's own ID. The best (only way we've
>>>> found at least) way to do this is in /etc/hosts
>>>> member1.ts.mystuff.com member1 localhost
>>>> If you're dhcp, you'll also need some way to update the dns on the DC
>>>> although worryingly, as we just said, you can still get tickets with the
>>>> wrong or no IP in AD.
>>>> HTH
>>>> Steve
>>> Does it have to be localhost? I didn't install this machine, and just
>>> discovered the person who put Centos on only used "Storage" as the
>>> hostname (not fully qualified). I don't think it matters in this venue
>>> what the real hostname is as long as the Netbios name matches what you
>>> put in the host file.
>>> So, now that I know things must be in hosts (I presume it needs to be
>>> that way on the AD as well?), do I need to do anything like Un"join"
>>> and then re"join" the member?
>>> Any thing that clues us in helps, so I'm sure you've helped a bit.
>>> steve
>> My hosts file now has this line in it:
>>   localhost localhost.localdomain localhost4
>> localhost4.localdomain4 member1.ts.mystuff.com member1
>> I seemed to recall that each line in hosts could only have 4 names, but
>> left the default installed names on the localhost line.
>> I stopped and restarted smbd, nmbd, and winbindd to no avail. I then
>> tried rejoining as a member with no benefits.
> Please help us to help you. We have already given you the correct line
> for /etc/hosts. Why not use that?
I apologize - didn't mean to sound like I wasn't taking your suggestion. 
I was thinking only that the hosts file needed the hostname added to 
localhost, not that it had to be exactly as you suggested.

I'll try this shortly.

Thanks Steve

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