Samba PDC will not accept NT login

Dave J. Andruczyk dave at
Wed Apr 21 15:00:41 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
> from.
> Please, can anyone offer a few pointers?

Try using a workstation name of 7 chars or less. (the "$" at the end will 
make it eight).  many unixes don't work properly with greater than 8 char
usernames (or passwords on some systems).

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