Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122802
Authconfig fails to join domain (/usr/bin/net)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
I have found two problems with Winbind support on Core 2 Test 3, which
I was able to solve, eventually. As far as I can tell, however,
winbind support is not currently working out of the "box".
Authentication Configuration depends on /usr/bin/net, which is not
necessarily installed, but no error is shown if it is not. When
running from a terminal, it becomes apparent that the binary is missing.
To fix this problem, in did "yum install samba-client" which will
The syntax is apparently wrong for the domain join command. Something
like the following is done:
[/usr/bin/net domain join -w <domain> -S <server> -U Administrator]
This command simply lists the domain controllers. I did a "man net"
and didn't find anything on the "net domain" command, but apparently
this is what it does. Once you remove the "domain" word, joining the
domain works fine (of course I had to do it manually).
Once I did these two things I had joined the domain and winbind worked
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open terminal
2. # /usr/bin/system-config-authentication
3. Click on "Configure Winbind"
4. Enter information for a valid domain
Actual Results: a. See that the output does not join a domain, but
only lists domain servers.
b. Or, if samba-client not installed, see:
"sh: line 1: /usr/bin/net: No such file or directory"
Expected Results: Should join the domain. If /usr/bin/net not
available, should report that samba-client must be installed, or
/usr/bin/net should be part of the base install.
Hmm. Looks like newer "net" doesn't need to be told which protocol to
use. Fixing both problems for 4.6.3.
Too bad 4.6.3 didn't make it into Fedora Core 2 release. Now the
release has broken domain support :(.