Solved: NT domain problem

Ext-Nikos.Lakoutsis at Ext-Nikos.Lakoutsis at
Tue Apr 24 10:00:10 GMT 2001

Thanks for your reply Don,

I found the error.
I set wins to be first in the resolve order and I've restarted nmbd as well.
Everything seems ok now.


-----Original Message-----
From: ext MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) [mailto:don_mccall at]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 7:49 PM
To: 'Ext-Nikos.Lakoutsis at'; samba-ntdom at
Subject: RE: PLEASE HELP: NT domain problem

Hello Nikos - 
You mention that not only can you NOT see the servers in the network
neighborhood, but that you ALSO cannot get to them simply with \\servername
, but must use \\servername.dnsdomainsuffix.  If this is correct, then what
this indicates is that your clients are not being able to resolve the
netbios name (servername) via either netbios broadcast OR wins, but are able
to resolve via hosts/dns.  Not being able to resolve via netbios broadcast
is simple; probably the clients and servers are on separate subnets.  But I
notice that you have a wins server entry in your smb.conf file -  You should make sure that the wins server you are trying to
register your netbios name with is the same wins server that your clients
are using for name resolution.  If this IS the case, then you might want to
use wins manager gui to check to see WHAT name is registered (if any) for
the ip addresses of the samba servers in question.
You should also check your log.nmb file to verify that the name registration
to the wins server from your samba server is actually working; perhaps
something is going wrong there.
Finally, just to make sure that there is not some reverse name lookup issue
(don't think so, as you appear to be ABLE to resolve names via DNS) you
might want to try temporarily commenting out your hosts allow smb.conf
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ext-Nikos.Lakoutsis at
[mailto:Ext-Nikos.Lakoutsis at]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:13 AM
To: samba-ntdom at
Subject: PLEASE HELP: NT domain problem

Could anyone please help with the problem below...

The funny think is that I can see one of those servers in the network
neighborhood and I am getting that the network path was not found?
Any ideas?

Thanks amigos


-----Original Message-----
From: Lakoutsis Nikos (EXT-FlightMover/Camberley) 
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 12:00 PM
To: 'ext Lists'; Lakoutsis Nikos (EXT-FlightMover/Camberley)
Cc: samba-ntdom at
Subject: RE: NT domain problem

Thanks for your quick reply Phillip....
I am afraid that didn't work. I even set the value to 34 which is even above
an NT4 server....but still nothing...:(


-----Original Message-----
From: ext Lists [mailto:lists at]
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 11:37 AM
To: Ext-Nikos.Lakoutsis at
Cc: samba-ntdom at
Subject: AW: NT domain problem

> I can access the servers from my NT client by typing their fully qualified
> name but I cannot see the servers through the network neighborhood or by
> typing \\server_name from the run window....
> This was working in the past....

Hi Nikos!

Try using the "os level" option in the global section. Just start with a
value around 8 and go up until your clients are able to 'see' the servers:


  os level = 8

This option means how 'strong' a SMB Server should act on a network. So if
this value is set too low, other services run e.g. by clients will overlap
your samba service and you won't be able to see it from those clients.
I had the problem when stepping from Win98 to Win2k clients. Nothing was
changed on the server config but suddenly the machine was disappeared from
my network neighbourhood.
This is no guarantee that it works but it may help. Tell me of your

Greetings >>>> Philipp

Hi all,

I have the following problem and I was wondering if you could help:

The problem exists in 2 servers one running Solaris 2.6 and the other HP-UX

When I am adding the servers to the NT4 domain NCS_CA (with PDC ntcdhcpaca)
everything seems to work fine.
I am using "smbpasswd -j NCS_CA -r ntcdhcpbca" and they are joining the
domain ok.
I can access the servers from my NT client by typing their fully qualified
name but I cannot see the servers through the network neighborhood or by
typing \\server_name from the run window....
This was working in the past....

Any suggestions?

Thanks guys


P.S.Here is the smb.conf
        workgroup = NCS_CA
        netbios name = NFS01CA
        server string = NFS HP-UX nfs01ca Samba Server
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = ntcdhcpbca ntcdhcpaca
        username map = /opt/samba/lib/smbusers
        debug level = 0
        log file = /opt/samba/log/log.%m
        max log size = 500
        name resolve order = lmhosts wins hosts bcast
        deadtime = 10
        max open files = 4000
        load printers = No
        local master = No
        dns proxy = No
        wins server =
        hosts allow = 131.228. 172.


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