Tue Dec 2 04:10:01 GMT 2003
the DC is a Windows box. Is that correct?
Here's the odd thing... The 1C name is a group name. It should not be
in conflict at all. The only way I know of (assuming that this is a
Windows/NT box) to cause the Conflict stat is for some other node to
send a directed "NAME CONFLICT DEMAND" or "NAME RELEASE REQUEST DEMAND"
to the node.
Can you scan your networks and look for the same name as a unique name?
That shouldn't be the problem but... If some other node is registering
DOMAIN<1C> as a unique name it could cause trouble.
Perhaps something else is going on. The handling of #1C names is very
strange. The WINS server is supposed to list all of the IP addresses
(up to 25 of them) of the DOMAIN<1C> name, but it is also supposed to
force the IP address of the DOMAIN<1B> name to the top of the #1C IP
list. [Goofy as all getout, but that's how you identify the PDC from
the list of IPs in the #1C entry. Yes, really. Geez.]
Anyway, if anything is messed up in the WINS database, or if some node
is sending out bogus "NAME CONFLICT DEMAND" or "NAME RELEASE REQUEST
DEMAND" messages, or if there is a conflicting #1C unique name... then
you would get the conflict status.
Andrew Esh wrote:
> What causes this conflict condition in the PDC #1c nmblookup info?
> This causes Samba not to be able to authenticate with the given
> domain controller. Of course, if the smb.conf "password server"
> parameter has another (good) DC listed, we get past this, but it
> kills Samba in single-DC environments. I've seen this twice in the
> last three weeks, in two unrelated domains. If the DC is rebooted,
> the conflict goes away, and Samba can authenticate again.
> (NetBIOS Names and IPs changed to protect the innocent, but the
> output is real.)
> # nmblookup -A 18.104.22.168
> Local Area Connection:
> Node IpAddress: [22.214.171.124] Scope Id: 
> NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
> Name Type Status
> DC <00> UNIQUE Registered
> DC <20> UNIQUE Registered
> DOMAIN <00> GROUP Registered
> DOMAIN <1C> GROUP Conflict
> DOMAIN <1B> UNIQUE Registered
> DOMAIN <1E> GROUP Registered
> DC <03> UNIQUE Registered
> DOMAIN <1D> UNIQUE Registered
> ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
> MAC Address = 00-01-02-03-04-05
> Andrew C. Esh mail:Andrew.Esh at tricord.com
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