[Samba] Using samba-tool to join a linux file server to the domain doesn't appear to work
miles at atmos.eu
Tue Nov 9 06:53:23 UTC 2021
On 2021-11-08 19:08, David Mulder via samba wrote:
> On 11/8/21 9:09 AM, Peter Milesson via samba wrote:
>> A lot written about the problem joining a domain using samba-tool. As
>> Patrick described, I've got exactly the same behavior.
>> I've got a newly installed VM with Debian Bullseye with Louis'
>> packages 4.15.1, and I have joined it to my domain. The AD is also
>> Bullseye using Louis' packages 4.15.1 (upgraded from Buster to
>> Bullseye with the standard Samba packages 4.13, and then to Louis'
>> packages). The AD has been working without problems for more than 18
>> Joining with samba-tool works, sort of, with a few error messages
>> that some *.ldb files were not found, ending the command with domain
>> successfully joined. Having a look with Users and Computers
>> administrative tool under Windows, the member server is registered in
>> AD. There is however, no DNS entry for the new member server. The
>> older command net ads join works to the point. The member server is
>> registered both in AD and DNS. I understand that it's a bit awkward
>> getting a DNS registration, but not a PTR record. In a huge network
>> it's certainly a great help. Personally, I can digest that I must set
>> up a PTR record for the Linux box myself, as it's a very small network.
>> I'm grateful that this problem is under active discussion, otherwise
>> I would probably have been tearing my hair, and using foul language.
>> As an advanced user I'm not going to dig down too much in the Samba
>> innards, and I'm satisfied that I can continue with configuration of
>> the server.
>> Thanks to the developers for a great product, and the list moderators
>> and members for really useful discussions!
> I'm working on a fix right now. We can probably get it backported to
Thanks for the information. I will set up another member server soon. It
will be interesting.
I wish you a nice day,
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