Samba PDC will not accept NT login

Richard Ferris richardf at
Wed Apr 21 07:53:24 GMT 1999

I've added the NT Workstation machine account to /etc/passwd and smbpasswd
and recieved the message Welcome to the SAMBA domain when I join the
workstation.  When I try to logon with a valid username I get the message
"The SAMBA domain is not available".  My 95 clients connect OK and use
printers and stuff so I know that the user names are valid and the PDC is
accepting logons.

I've had a look at the last few entries in the log.smb and find:

[1999/04/19 13:14:09, 0] rpc_server/srv_netlog.c:(266)
  get_md4pw: Workstation $: no account in domain

My NT Workstation is called VIS_ADMIN and not Workstation and I can't
understand where this Workstation $ account it's looking for is comming

Please, can anyone offer a few pointers?

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