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Old 12-17-2007, 07:37 AM   #1
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Linux authentication in a windows domain

I'm trying to make one Linux server (primary purpose is to run squid and will be our network proxy) authenticate in our active directory.

I've tried everything. I went to and followed their examples in

Their examples are great... My scenario is described in their examples in chapter 7 (

this explains how to make a Linux box authenticate in a active directory scenario.

As soon as i get to the point where the box joins the domain:

net ads join -UAdministrator%not24get

I get the error "no logon servers available".

I know it is validating the password cause if I fail the password on purpose in gives an access denied. If I put the correct password it gives that error. I've checked all my config files, all the logs, google, etc... I didn't find much help.

Whats really frustrating is that I've done this in the past without any problem at all... but now....

Thinking the problem could be from the active directory i was using i changed all the config so that it joins another domain we have, in a totally different server/network. Same problem.

Can anyone help?
Old 12-17-2007, 08:43 AM   #2
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Try to do this: smbpasswd -a <username>.
I hope it will help
Old 12-17-2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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When i made the first post I didn't have access to the server, this is the actual "copy/paste" of the error:

proxy ~ # net ads join -Uusername%password
[2007/12/17 14:38:00, 0] utils/net_ads.c:ads_startup_int(286)
ads_connect: No logon servers
Failed to join domain: No logon servers
proxy ~ #


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