PDC / samba2.0.7 / NT4

Graeme Humphries humphries at mail.inroad.net
Fri Oct 27 15:22:16 GMT 2000

Message: 3 Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 10:10:30 -0500
From: Simon Allaway <simona at uchicago.edu>
To: samba <samba-ntdom at us5.samba.org>
Subject: Re: PDC
Kai Blin wrote:

 >> > In his mail on 26/10/00, 10:21:08, Spela <spela.svoljsak at aster.si> said:

 > Samba 2.0.7 works extremely well as a PDC for Windows NT 4.0 clients. It
 >will happily serve Win2k clients but within the domain. I can't speak
 >for Win9x clients as we don't use them here.

(I apologize in advance if this problem has been covered before)

Well, I'm using Samba 2.0.6 (the RH6.2 package), and I'm having some quirky 
problems running an NT domain. On first boot every morning, 3 of the NT 
workstations fail to find the Linux box when someone initially logs in, 
giving errors like "Unable to find a PDC, I will use your local profile", etc.

Logout, log back in, and they find the samba box and download their roaming 
profiles properly. The rather unhelpful error message in the NT 
workstation's event viewer is:

No Windows NT Domain Controller is available for the domain XXXXX. ...
The following error occurred:
The RPC server is unavailable.
0000: 17 00 02 c0

On the samba-side I get errors like this:

[2000/10/27 08:30:06, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_socket_data(537)
write_socket_data: write failure. Error = Broken pipe
[2000/10/27 08:30:06, 0] lib/util_sock.c:write_socket(563)
write_socket: Error writing 4 bytes to socket 8: ERRNO = Broken pipe
[2000/10/27 08:30:06, 0] lib/util_sock.c:send_smb(751)
Error writing 4 bytes to client. -1. Exiting

(repeated once ~ 30 seconds later)

And the next entry in the log is the successful login.

Any ideas? If this has been fixed/worked around/etc. could someone point me 
at the solution?

Graeme Humphries

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