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Old 05-08-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Samba Netbios name resolution issue

Hi all:

I hope this is in the correct forum.
I've been trying to rectify this issue for awhile now, but haven't been able to find any answers.
I've set up a file server running samba 3.2.3-0.1.128-1882-SUSE-SL10.2 as part of my Windows Active Directory Domain. Everything's running fine with one small exception. For some reason I've having a difficult time with netbios name resolution.

I've noticed that my samba logs are named "samba.log.__ffff_<ip address>
When I run smbstatus I get the following:
scans 6663 __ffff_<ip address> Tue May 5 11:42:56 2009

I've restarted the nmd service to flush the cache, no luck.

Here are some of my config settings:


workgroup = <DOMAIN NAME>
server string = <Company Name> Fileserver
realm = <REALM.NAME>
netbios name = FILESERVER
security = ADS
map to guest = Bad User
obey pam restrictions = Yes
log level = 2
log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log.%m
printcap name = cups
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -c Machine -d /var/lib/nobody -s /bin/false %m$
logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
logon drive = P:
logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
domain master = No
ldap ssl = no
idmap uid = 10000-20000
idmap gid = 10000-20000
template shell = /bin/bash
winbind enum users = Yes
winbind enum groups = Yes
winbind use default domain = Yes
winbind refresh tickets = yes
cups options = raw
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
template homedir = /home/%D/%U
usershare allow guests = No
domain logons = No


passwd: compat winbind
group: compat winbind

hosts: winbind files dns
networks: files dns

services: files
protocols: files
rpc: files
ethers: files
netmasks: files
netgroup: files nis
publickey: files

bootparams: files
automount: files nis
aliases: files

I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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