[Samba] After joining domain, Samba uses the workgroup name, not the FQDN when running the net ads command

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 16:27:23 UTC 2015

On 01/12/15 16:02, Jonathan S. Fisher wrote:
> Well I got one step farther...
> hostname -d and hostname -f now work correctly if I add this line to 
> /etc/hosts
> /etc/hosts
>   localhost
> freeradius.windows.corp.springventuregroup.com 
> <http://freeradius.windows.corp.springventuregroup.com> freeradius
> But same error on the rpc command. It's still asking DNS for 
> "_ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.WINDOWS" not 
> "_ldap._tcp.pdc._msdcs.WINDOWS.CORP.XXX.COM 
> <http://msdcs.WINDOWS.CORP.XXX.COM>"
> Can you do a tcpdump on yours and see what the desired behavior is? I 
> used this command: "sudo tcpdump-vvv -s 0 -l -n port 53 -w dns.pcap". 
> Start the dump, then run "sudo net rpc info -Uadministrator"

If you are using in etc/hosts on Ubuntu, then you are using 
If you are using dnsmasq, then it is unlikely your dns setup will find 
the DC
Just a thought, is there a DNS server running on the AD DC ?
There should be and your client should be using this as its DNS server, 
AD lives and dies on DNS.
There shouldn't be a dns server running on your domain member, it should 
be using the AD dns server.


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