[Samba] How does samba work with kerberos?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Dec 14 18:02:31 UTC 2020

On Mon, 2020-12-14 at 20:08 +0300, Alex Orlov via samba wrote:
> Hello all,
> Trying to make samba work as ad dc I get message Cannot contact any
> KDC for realm '...'.
> Could anyone explain, how Samba contacts Kerberos KDC? Is it
> interprocess communication
> or does it use any network service?

You may not have set up the krb5.conf correctly.

Provision generated one in private/ that is a good place to start,
replace or merge that with the one in /etc/krb5.conf

Andrew Bartlett

> --
> Best regards, Alex Orlov
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