[Samba] Winbind not working - Not able to join Domain - Unable to initialize domain list

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Mar 16 13:20:58 UTC 2020

On 16/03/2020 12:23, Sac Isilia wrote:
> Hi Rowland,
> I have created the AD object now in DMZ domain only and updated the 
> realm and workgroup in smb.conf as well. UPdated the resolv.conf as 
> well and included the DMZ domain DC . But still the machine refuses to 
> join to domain.
> [root at emdc1ftpl03 ~]# net ads join -U dmz\\rkumar02# -d 7
> params.c:pm_process() - Processing configuration file 
> "/etc/samba/smb.conf"
> [global]
> workgroup = DMZ
> password server =
Do not set 'password server', let Samba find the best DC to use
> realm = DMZ.LOCAL
Do you actually have a DC in the kerberos DMZ.LOCAL realm ?
> security = ads
> idmap config * : range = 16777216-33554431
The above is not sufficient to run Samba as a Unix domain member, but it 
shouldn't stop Samba joining.
> Enter dmz\rkumar02#'s password:
> libnet_Join:
> Failed to join domain: failed to lookup DC info for domain 'DMZ.LOCAL' 

It cannot find a DC for the 'DMZ.LOCAL' realm/domain, does one exist and 
if so, is it inside the DMZ ?


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