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Old 09-12-2003, 01:35 PM   #1
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Fun Samba issues

I'm sure these two issues are related to each other... but here it goes.

I have Samba set up on a box named evolution and I want it to be a PDC for lancer, mirage, and eclipse. (unfortunately I do not have my smb.conf to paste here as I am not at home)

I have two problems.

The first is that, even thought all computers involved are on the same subnet and such, I cannot access evolution with it's UNC \\evolution. However, if i try to access it with \\x.x.x.x it works fine. The netbios name in my smb.conf is evolution.

Second, and more than likely related to the first, is that I am not able to add any computers to the domain. WinXP/2000 both report that a domain controller for the domain could not be found.

I realize that it is difficult to troubleshoot this without smb.conf, but are there any obvious things most people overlook when doing this that I should be aware of? (ie - do I need a DNS server or is there a certain way my server's network settings should be)

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Old 09-12-2003, 03:16 PM   #2
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Your smb.conf would be useful. It does have to be configured correctly to be a PDC.

Old 09-12-2003, 03:53 PM   #3
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I will provide my smb.conf as soon as I get a chance.
Old 09-12-2003, 11:08 PM   #4
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Okay, here is the smb.conf. I have solved my previous two issues... it was as simple as checking to see that nmbd was up... which it wasn't.

Anyhew, now I have a new problem. I have added all the win32 domain users with smbpasswd -a, but when I try to add a computer into the domain I get:

"The following error occurred attempting to join the domain ORTHFAMILY

The user name could not be found."

I am using root as the username and the root password in smbpasswd (not the linux box's root password) and I receive the above error.

<----- start smb.conf ----->

netbios name = evolution
workgroup = ORTHFAMILY
encrypt passwords = yes

domain master = yes
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
os level = 65

security = user
domain logons = yes

logon path = \\%L\profiles\%u\%m
logon script = logon.bat

logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%L\%u\.win_profile\%m

domain admin group = root <win32 admin usernames>

add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M %u

path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
writable = no
browsable = no

path = /home/samba-ntprof
browsable = no
writable = yes
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

read only = no
browsable = no
guest ok = no
map archive = yes

<----- end smb.conf ----->

Thanks in advance for all help given.


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