DNS resolution issues

Karyn Joseph josephk at std.teradyne.com
Mon Sep 10 13:43:01 GMT 2001

Hi --

I have a really pressing issues that are about
to necessitate me downgrading my samba installs.


1.  I just upgraded my samba servers to version 2.2.1 
from version 1.9.18.

2.  We have two samba servers.  These were sharing the
same configuration file from the network, and each now
have their own configuration files.  

3.  Both servers are running Solaris 2.6.

4.  One server (we'll call it server1name) does show up in
the Network Neighborhood, while the other does not.

5.  We run in a mixed Solaris/Windows NT environment.

6.  Here is a sample of the [GLOBAL] section from the first

        workgroup = BIGMAGIC
        netbios name = server1name
        server string = Samba %v on (%L)
        min passwd length = 6
        log level = 1
        log file = /net/adm/samba/samba.log.%L
        local master = No
        wins server = ###.###.###.###
# In real world there are numbers listed under WINS server
        homedir map = u_auto
        NIS homedir = Yes
        hosts allow = ###.###.

PROBLEM DNS resolution:

Some users sometimes cannot to the shares on one server
but then can connect to the shares on the other server.
The problem, unfortunately, goes deeper than than though.
When the person tries to connect to server number one in
NT by connecting to \\server1name\share, they are prompted
for their username repeatedly.  But if they try to connect
to the IP address, the fully qualified Internet name, or
the other server they get a connection no problem.  I have 
also seen it where someone usually connects to the IP address
but suddenly has to connect to the other server's address.

Karyn Joseph   		       EIT - Agoura, CA
UNIX Administrator	       818/874-6116

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