[Samba] Cannot authenticate the administrator account

Andrey Repin anrdaemon at yandex.ru
Wed Apr 29 14:39:34 MDT 2015

Greetings, Sketch!

>>> Netbios name is basically irrelevant here.
>> NETBIOS HOST name? Irrelevant. NETBIOS DOMAIN name? Not quite.
>>> Do you mean that the realm
>>> name does not have to match the workgroup name?
>> There's no such requirement. AD domain is resolved from NETBIOS multicast or
>> from domain suffix provided by DHCP or configured in system settings.
>> But the end result is that the system receive correct DNS name once and then
>> work out from that purely through DNS.

> Makes sense.  I know the netbios name should only matter for older 
> clients, but I thought Samba still cared about it.

It do care, but not in the sense that you thought.
The NETBIOS domain name is important, but there's no strings attached, other
than technical restrictions to the name length and composition.

> I guess the DC shouldn't, though, since it's a modern DC.

That's largely true. DC's work over DNS from the start.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 23:36:37

Sorry for my terrible english...

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