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Old 09-16-2003, 04:32 AM   #1
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Question getting win2k clients to logon to samba server

hi there
I have installed redhat linux 9, with samba configured as PDC ( . The problem is that i am trying to get my win2k machine ( to logon to the samba domain. I am able to browse the linux box thru network neighbourhood, and see the linux share, and to connect to this win2k computer to join the samba server (domain logon) , i am logging as administrator (win2k) and gave the domain and then i get prompted for the user name and password (samba root), and once i enter these, it throws up and error :

"The following error occured validating the name "YAHOO"
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"

My smb.conf file is pasted for your reference. I have a firewall running, but it has been configured to allow traffic from my win2k client. As mentioned earlier, i can see the linux box thru network neighbourhood.
PLS HELP..anyone

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2003/09/16 00:40:03

# Global parameters
workgroup = YAHOO
netbios name = GATEWAY
server string = Samba Server
encrypt passwords = Yes
obey pam restrictions = Yes
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
unix password sync = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
logon drive = H:
domain logons = Yes
os level = 64
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
dns proxy = No
wins server =
hosts allow =
printing = cups

comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
browseable = No

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No

comment = Linux Machines /share directory
path = /share
read only = No

; necessary share for domain controller
path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
read only = yes
write list = ntadmin

; share for storing user profiles
path = /export/smb/ntprofile
read only = no
create mask = 0600
directory mask = 0700

Last edited by sun4fun; 09-16-2003 at 06:28 AM.
Old 09-21-2003, 03:19 PM   #2
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Have you added the machine accounts to the linux box?


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