Samba 2.2.0 and Win2K joining the domain

ctooley at ctooley at
Tue Nov 7 16:34:18 GMT 2000

I'm beginning to think that there are some very different behaviours amoung the
different "flavors?" of Windows 2000 Pro out there.  I am running a machine that
had Release Candidate 2 upgraded to Final, with Service Pack 1 on it.  I'm
running RedHat 6.2 with the stock kernel, and have tried many different cvs and
snapshot versions of 2.2.0, with no success in the Windows 2000 area.

Something about my configuration is definitely very different than David
Bannon's and at this point, I'm less worried about just making it work and more
interested in figuring out what the differences are.  Hopefully that will help
the developers be able to deal with the different Win2k installations.

If someone could shoot a smb.conf my way that they know works, I'd love to give
it a shot.

Chris Tooley

David Bannon <D.Bannon at> on 11/06/2000 04:09:22 PM

To:   Richard Sharpe <sharpe at>, samba-ntdom at
cc:    (bcc: Chris Tooley/AMOA)

Subject:  Re: Samba 2.2.0 and Win2K joining the domain

At 12:07 PM 06/11/2000 +1000, Richard Sharpe wrote:
>I have seen some conflicting reports of people being able to join a Samba
>2.2.0 domain from Win2K.
>Can people tell me the date they pulled down the version please so I can
>see if this is a problem with the latest CVS tree or a problem with what I
>have got.

OK, I pulled down a completely new copy, it works just as well as the
others. I get a 15 second delay after entering the root user name and
password before the 'Welcome to XXX domain' message and then we are in, no

Now, that is set up in a very basic config, as specified in the ntdom howto
of the samba-documentation pages.

This is on a RH6.2, kernel 2.2.16-3, on an old P150 with only 32 meg ram.
Connecting with W2K (release 2 ?) on a PIII-400 with 128 meg ram. (Actually
the dimorphism with memory is interesting, don't you think ?).

David Bannon                      D.Bannon at
School of Biochemistry            Phone 61 03 9479 2197
La Trobe University, Plenty Rd,   Fax   61 03 9479 2467
Bundoora, Vic, Australia, 3083
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