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Old 07-08-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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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
Old 07-09-2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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I recommend putting the IP address of the Samba server in the Windows machine's hosts and lmhosts.

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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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