wbinfo -t and Win2K DCs ...

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Fri May 3 09:56:02 GMT 2002

On Fri, 3 May 2002 abartlet at samba.org wrote:

> On Fri, May 03, 2002 at 09:38:33AM +0930, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I have run into a spot of bother with wbinfo and Win2K.
> > 
> > We run Samba as a member server from a Win2K DC.
> > 
> > We join the DC correctly, but wbinfo -t does not work.
> Then you have not joined the domain corrrectly...

No, I had joined the domain correctly. wbinfo -u worked, and, moreover, 
when I added 'name resolve order = wins host' to my smb.conf, wbinfo -t 
started working as well. 
> > This seems to be because the WINS server running on the Win2K DC will not 
> > answer queries looking for DOMAIN#1c.
> > 
> > However, I know we have joined because wbinfo -u works.
> Is this in Samba 2.2 or 3.0?  wbinfo -u works without a correct domain join
> in 2.2 - becouse the operations are done anonymously.

It was 2.2.3pre.

> > Has anyone seen this? Is there a solution on the DC, or do I have to hack 
> > winbindd to be able to look up the DC correctly?
> I think you have not joined the domain correctly - it can't be wins if
> wbinfo -u is working.

Take it from me, it was. I have now fixed my Win2K setup so that WINS is 
correctly configured, but I have also found a better set of heuristics for 
finding the DC. The issue was in translating the DC name into an IP 

> Andrew Bartlett

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org, 
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