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avatardeviva 07-08-2008 09:49 AM

Samba domain disappearing randomly
Hi Folks,

So, there is an odd problem that one of my clients is having. Every once in a while (maybe once every two weeks) they log in and the windows xp machine can't find their roaming profiles (based off the controller setup as a samba/ldap). A quick restart and everyone is back up and running (sometimes the server and router also need to be restarted). This is a big annoyance for both them and me because I get phone calls and they end up wasting a half hour waiting for things to get situated again. Is there anything that I could configure to help keep this from happening? I've checked about the server being the 'master' on the network and it seems thats working just fine.

Thanks in advance

stress_junkie 07-09-2008 10:30 AM

I recommend putting the IP address of the Samba server in the Windows machine's hosts and lmhosts.

Code: samba01
Code: samba01 #PRE
It wouldn't hurt, (and might actually help), if you put the windows machines' IP address in the Samba server's /etc/hosts and /etc/samba/lmhosts.

I have also found that I have to restart the Windows machines after I restart Samba.

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