problems logging into samba domain
James W. Beauchamp
jbeauchamp7 at mindspring.com
Sun Nov 18 16:56:21 GMT 2001
It may be as simple as the software having overwritten the DNS server
information on the WIn ME client. If DNS info is provided by DHCP, then you
might just try using ipconfig orwhatever on ME to renew the lease and see if
that works. Or another possibility might be that somehow the host name has
Just a thought.
> I was hoping someone might be a ble to help me with a small problem.
> One of my workstations will no longer log into my samba server. It was
> working fine until yesterday when some software was installed on it.
> The software has been removed. The problem hovever hasn't been fixed.
> My client is a windows ME machine.
> My server is Samba 2.0.6 running on a heavily modified Red Hat 6.2 (kernal
> version 2.2.14)
> I know I should update my Samba and Kernal versions, but why do it if it
> ain't broke (well it is now).
> The offending piece of software was the X10 webcam "X-Ray Vision
> client" software.
> I don't know what Gethostbyaddr function is, but I presume it has
> something to do with hostname resolution. (I have read the man page, but
> it is a little above me)
> I am assuming that the offending software has somehow modified the
> registry settings of the client so that it can no longer be looked up by
> my samba server. However, I can ping, nslookup and nmblookup chrome and
> it resolves o.k. (192.168.1.4)
> Any help would be very much appreciated.
> Well done to the Samba team for there excellent work. The accolades just
> keep rolling in!
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