Samba PDC and Windows NT

Dave J. Andruczyk dave at
Mon Feb 22 19:34:12 GMT 1999

> I am running samba 2.0.2 on Linux 2.0.36 and trying to get it to be a PDC,
> the server is called gnats and the domain REDHAT.  There are no other
> systems in the domain.  I went through the setup and initially everything
> worked fine.  I added a workstation called treacle, got the welcome message
> and could login with a UNIX username.  (After the usual reboots of course.)
> Howvever after a few minutes I could no longer login and got an error
> message that the REDHAT domain was not available.  Running tcpdump I could
> only see two problems:
> Looked at with smbclient from another system the workstation treacle was
> the domain master browser.
> Any help as to what may be happening would be very welcome.  BTW there have
> been reports from users of systems suddenly moving workgroups for no
> obvious reason and workgroups appearing and disappearing.

My guess is your OS level is set too low. Set it to 64 or higher, and make
sure "prefer master" along with "domain master" and "local master" are all

Dave J. Andruczyk
Instructional Support Associate
Department of Technology     
Buffalo State College

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