cross-subnet authentication

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Sat Jul 22 03:08:46 GMT 2000

> several NT workstations into a new subnet, one that is different from the 
> subnet the PDC resides in. I tried the move already and the workstation 
> comes up with the error "a pdc for the domain could not be found". I 
> placed an entry in the lmhosts file of the workstation and this made no 
> difference.
> I ran samba with a higher log level, but have lost the logs. However, I 
> did see a "rejecting dgram ..." message of sort in the nmbd log file. I 
> can reproduce the error, so if anyone feels I really need the log file 
> then I can post it.
> My issue here is really if anyone has had a samba PDC in A.B.C.any 
> subnet and the workstation in A.B.D.any subnet and been able to get the 
> workstation to authenticate? If so, was there anything special you had to 
> do? 

This may not be the solution but make sure your samba pdc is setup to be a
wins server (wins support = yes)

and then make sure your NT machines in the other subnet know to talk to
that wins server.


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