[Samba] mount.cifs STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS

G Derber tech.samba at drbr.org
Thu Aug 12 13:43:21 UTC 2021

On Wed, 2021-08-11 at 15:01 +0200, Mark Amundsen via samba wrote:
> Hello all
> I have a Samba AD DC and a Samba Fileserver. Shares on the latter is
> mainly served to W10 clients (they are also members of the samba-
> domain). All this works.
> Then there is a linux box that mounts a few shares on the fileserver
> with mount.cifs, this used to work for several years but stopped
> working a few days back (most likely after an apt upgrade but
> unfortunately I didn’t notice it break at the moment).
> I have the credentials in a file (/etc/cifs-utils/cifspasswd):
> username=me at domain.example.com
> password=thesecret
> mount -t cifs -o credentials=/etc/cifs-utils/cifspasswd
> //fileserver/data /mnt/samba
> returns Status code returned 0xc000005e STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS
> However, this works:
> smbclient -A /etc/cifs-utils/cifspasswd //fileserver/data
> I’ve tried to change the credential-file to
> username=me 
> password=thesecret
> domain=domain.example.com
> but then smbclient says: gensec_spnego_client_negTokenInit_step:
> gse_krb5: creating NEG_TOKEN_INIT for cifs/sneezy failed
> (next[(null)]): NT_STATUS_NO_MEMORY
> and mount.cifs STATUS_NO_LOGON_SERVERS as before
> If I type an invalid password smbclient also says
> I am aware that this might not be an issue with samba, I just hope
> that some kind soul will kick me out in the right direction :)
> Any hints on how to troubleshoot this would be much appreciated!
> Samba version is 4.14.6
> mount.cifs is 6.8 (debian)
> smbclient is 4.9.5-Debian
> os on all three is debian 10.10 with Linux 4.19.0-17-amd64
> Cheers,
> Mark

Not sure if this will help, I had this exact same problem myself
yesterday after a power outage killed all the servers.

Even after the DCs were back on, I had to restart the samba-ad-dc
process on each of the DCs to resolve this error.

All best,

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