Net.exe trouble

William Stuart william at
Tue Sep 8 23:04:45 GMT 1998


Are you involved with this:

"Dell ships PCs, Servers with Linux",3441,349454,00.html

Sorry, this is off topic, but I think many of you might be interested.

William Stuart  (william at
"Don't rush me sonny.  You rush a miracle man you get rotten miracles."
                     --Miracle Max, "The Princess Bride"

On Wed, 9 Sep 1998, Paul Walker wrote:

> Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 07:34:03 +1000
> From: Paul Walker <pwalker at>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <samba-ntdom at>
> Subject: Net.exe trouble
> Folks,
>     Just loaded up 2.0.0 pre alpha on my Linux box. Currently only using it as a domain member
>  security=server
>  password server = <bdc> <pcd>
>  username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/ # has <linux user> = <nt user>
> All this seems to work fine. I can issue a net use * \\<samba server>\<linux user> /user:<nt user>
> I am prompted for the nt passwd and connected. However, if I issue a net view \\<samba server>
> the nt net.exe crashes trying to reference low memory (can not be read). This is on a NT4.0 server
> with sp3. I do not have this problem with the older version of net.exe from the NT3.51 days.
> Is this a known issue  or have a missed a setting somewhere.
> Secondly, as an unrelated minor point. The smb.conf.default that came from cvs has the following line...
> domain controller = <NT-Domain-Controller-SMBName>
> It appers that domain controller can only be a boolean. Trying to set it to the PDC name or any
> string generates an error.
> All in all.... having a great time here. To quote one of the docs..."laughing a lot"
> Thanks,
> Paul Walker
> Dell Computer Corp.

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