[Samba] Nonfunctional linux/CIFS mounts after update (ADS / windows DC auth)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Apr 27 20:02:15 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 03:18:18PM -0400, Glomski, Patrick wrote:
> I have been running in loglevel 10 and looking at the logs, but as I said
> in my initial post the credentials function fine with nautilus. Appended is
> a connection log snippet where samba walks through a cascade of
> authentication methods and finally fails.
> Earlier in the log, samba successfully determines which domain controller
> to talk to and pulls its information. However, just before the failure
> there is a line which I feel is the root cause of the problem.
> >   domain_client_validate: Domain password server not available.
> >
> Taken at face value (not the best idea as it seems to be walking through a
> set of authentication methods), it indicates that somehow the information
> about the domain controller doing the authentication has been lost.
> The password is good: It works on Windows and it works with nautilus. Samba
> says the password is bad when using cifs or smbclient. What gives?
> For the situational awareness of others affected by this issue, I hoped it
> was sssd or the associated name service switch libraries, so I built and
> installed rpms for an older version of sssd. No dice.

What is your smb.conf. Is winbindd running ? If so you might
want to look in the winbindd logs, as this is an NTLM auth
which should be passed to winbindd in the domain case.

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