Domain logins via PPP?

Michael Breuer mbreuer at
Wed Sep 22 16:01:51 GMT 1999

The KEY to this is that the client must know how to find its domain controller on a different subnet.  There are three ways (to the
best of my knowledge) to do this.

1) Use the "remote annouce" feature of SAMBA to broadcast to the PPP subnet.  Note that this has not worked well for me as
occasionally my login attempt precedes the first broadcast attempt after the connection is made.  This is really better for
hard-wired workstations.
2) Use WINS to locate the domain controller.  This is what I currently do.  The smb.conf man pages explain fairly well how to setup
Samba as a WINS server.  My guess in your case is that you haven't properly configured the dial-up networking settings to use WINS.
To configure this right-click on your dial-up connection icon and select "properties."  From the Properties dialog, select the
"server types" tab and then "TCP/IP Settings."  Make sure that you have your WINS server IP address properly set.  Also, on the
"server types" tab, make sure you enable "log on to network" and NetBEUI.

As far as your SAMBA WINS settings...

I only have "wins support=yes" set.  When you also set the wins proxy support, you should see an error in your log files.

Steve Shoecraft wrote:

>         I have tried it with both WINS proxy on and WINS proxy off.  I still can't
> get it to work.  Can you send me your info?  i.e., client configuration, PPP
> setup info, a sample of your smb.conf?
>         Also, does your system accept and handle the multicast packets that are
> sent out by the client when it 1st connects?  They are addressed to
> (multicast router solicitation).
>         I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of.  Please help.
> - Steve
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: samba-ntdom at [mailto:samba-ntdom at]On Behalf Of
> > Michael Breuer
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 7:51 AM
> > To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-NTDOM
> > Subject: Re: Domain logins via PPP?
> >
> >
> > I do this regularly.  In my case, my Samba server is my
> > primary WINS server.  The WINS server in the dial-up
> > networking settings is
> > set to the IP address of my Samba server.  I notice that in
> > your case you have both WINS support and WINS proxy set.  I
> > believe that
> > you need to turn off WINS proxy.  Good luck.
> >
> > --
> > Michael Breuer
> > mbreuer at
> >
> >
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