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

Jonathan S. Fisher jonathan at springventuregroup.com
Tue Dec 1 17:15:21 UTC 2015

So your client did no DNS lookups?? That's crazy. Could they be cached?
(Can you disable nscd if you have it running and try again?)

>Why, in your deity's name, why?????

I'm starting my own caliphate. Seems to be all the rage these days.

Dnsmasq isn't running locally... it's the main DNS server at At one time I guess we were running Bind, but he switched
to dnsmasq for simplicity. If there's a legit reason why Windows needs to
handle 100% of the DNS and DHCP for the network... well that's a little
scary of a thought. Are these things in no way interoperable?

> Mind you, until you get 'hostname -f' to return your FQDN, it will not
work correctly.
Well this "works" right now with what I put into /etc/hosts. Are you saying
it has to work purely from dhcp?

*Jonathan S. Fisher*
*VP - Information Technology*
*Spring Venture Group*
(o) 913-653-8820

On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 10:46 AM, Rowland Penny <rowlandpenny241155 at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On 01/12/15 16:36, Jonathan S. Fisher wrote:
>> Checked with the network guy... yes, the main DNS is indeed dnsmasq. He
>> has a delegation though, so any query for WINDOWS.corp.XXX.com <
>> http://WINDOWS.corp.XXX.com> winds up going to to the correct place:
> Why, in your deity's name, why?????
>> domain=/windows.corp.XXX.com/ <
>> http://windows.corp.XXX.com/>
>> domain=/windows.corp.XXX.com/ <
>> http://windows.corp.XXX.com/>
>> The DC's (, are indeed running DNS (I can
>> dig at them). Would it just be easier to make this host have a static IP?
>> If so, what settings does samba need for DNS?
>> Here's the other files as requested:
>> /etc/resolv.conf
>> # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by
>> resolvconf(8)
>> nameserver
> Replace '' with '' # i.e. one of your DCs
> Mind you, until you get 'hostname -f' to return your FQDN, it will not
> work correctly.
> Rowland
> search windows.corp.xxx.com <http://windows.corp.xxx.com>
>> /etc/krb5.conf
>> [libdefaults]
>> default_realm = WINDOWS.CORP.XXX.COM <http://WINDOWS.CORP.XXX.COM>
>> /etc/samba/smb.conf
>> [global]
>> netbios name=freeradius
>> security=ADS
>> workgroup=WINDOWS
>> local master=no
>> log file=/var/log/samba/%m.log
>> log level=3
>> dedicated keytab file=/etc/krb5.keytab
>> kerberos method=secrets and keytab
>> winbind refresh tickets=yes
>> winbind trusted domains only=no
>> winbind enum users=yes
>> winbind enum groups=yes
>> winbind nested groups=yes
>> load printers=no
>> template shell=/bin/false
>> idmap config WINDOWS:backend=autorid
>> idmap config WINDOWS:range=10000-99999
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