[Samba] How does samba work with kerberos?

Alex Orlov ooo_saturn7 at mail.ru
Mon Dec 14 19:15:30 UTC 2020

Hi Andrew,
Thank you very much for your help. I will do as you say. However, could you explain
in two-three sentences how samba works with kerberos KDC. I just want to understand
the way they communicate. I am not samba or kerberos expert but I like to know
what is happening in my server.
Best regards, Alex Orlov
>Понедельник, 14 декабря 2020, 21:02 +03:00 от Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at samba.org>:
>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
>Andrew Bartlett (he/him)  https://samba.org/~abartlet/
>Samba Team Member (since 2001)  https://samba.org
>Samba Team Lead, Catalyst IT  https://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba

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