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Old 04-03-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Likewise Open and Active Directory


Dear Experts,

I'm trying to configure an Ubuntu 8.10 desktop to work with my Server 2003 Active Directory using Likewise Open. When I try to use the gui to connect to the domain it dies with the following error:

Resolving 'mydomain' failed. Check that the domain name is correctly entered. Also check that your DNS server is reachable and that your system is configured to use DNS in nsswitch.

Typing ping dc-svr3 gives:

64 bytes from dc-svr3.mydomain.local (10.11.212.3)

But typing ping dc-svr3.mydomain.local gives:

unknown host dc-svr3.mydomain.local

resolv.conf contains:

domain mydomain.local
search mydomain.local
nameserver 10.11.212.2
nameserver 10.11.212.3

nsswitch.conf contains the line:

hosts: files mdns4_minimal (NOTFOUND=return) dns mdns

I'm not sure what to do to resolve this. Any ideas?

CD
 
Old 04-04-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
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well it says it's trying to resolve "mydomain" yet I see no reference at all in everything else you've posted for "mydomain"... does it resolve??
 
Old 04-05-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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well it says it's trying to resolve "mydomain" yet I see no reference at all in everything else you've posted for "mydomain"... does it resolve??
I don't really know how to check. That's what I was trying to get to with the ping thing.

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:54 AM   #4
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yes, but you pinged "dc-svr3" not "mydomain"...
 
Old 04-06-2009, 03:05 AM   #5
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yes, but you pinged "dc-svr3" not "mydomain"...
There's no machine called mydomain.local. They are all called svrsomething.mydomain.local. dc-svr2 and dc-svr3 are the dns servers.

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Old 04-06-2009, 03:17 AM   #6
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Right, so you've clearly not configured something somewhere, yes? Otherwise it wouldn't be trying to resolve "mydomain" would it?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 03:34 AM   #7
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Right, so you've clearly not configured something somewhere, yes? Otherwise it wouldn't be trying to resolve "mydomain" would it?
I should point out, in case it's not clear, that 'mydomain' isn't actually what it's trying to resolve but my company won't let me post the real name here.

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:46 AM   #8
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OK, but if you've changed it there you'd have changed it in anything else you've posted, right?? so you've *STILL* not shown whether or not you can resolve the domain it is trying to hit, have you?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:24 AM   #9
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OK, but if you've changed it there you'd have changed it in anything else you've posted, right?? so you've *STILL* not shown whether or not you can resolve the domain it is trying to hit, have you?
That would be because I don't know how to try! Sorry if I'm sounding thick here...

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Old 04-07-2009, 07:00 AM   #10
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just ping the bloody thing.
 
  


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