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Old 03-20-2006, 04:29 AM   #1
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Problem with connecting to MS Domain(WIN NT 4.0) thru Linux VPN!!

My problem:
I have a main office with 20 PC in WinNT 4.0 Domain and 2 remote offices with 6-8 PC on each. IN main office I use Slackware 10.2 as a VPN server ( with masquerade internal network) on each remote office I have 1 Slackware as a VPN client connected to main office (each remote office is in different network like, all have DNS from main office and no problem to open websites from webserver in main office.
All work perfect BUT now I need to join all PC's from remote offices to Domain in main office. When I try to join a PC to Domain I receive "A domain controller for the domain "DOMAIN_NAME" could not be contacted"
Any advice pls!!

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Old 03-20-2006, 06:52 AM   #2
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I don't think it will work easily.

I tried to get some Windows pcs to join an NT4.0 domain through a masquerading firewall (running Devil Linux).

You might look at "How to write an Lmhosts file for domain validation and other name resolution issues": for Win2000
and for WinXP

...though I couldn't get this to work.

I think it had something to do with (NETBIOS over TCP/IP??) broadcast packets being unable to be routed through the firewall to the machine. Bah! I just gave up, and cached the domain account on the workstation - luckily only needing one user per machine.


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