problem with Samba as PDC

P-G Fahrbring fahrbring_pg at
Thu Feb 12 01:01:37 GMT 2004

I've download a PDC guide from IBM's website,

I've follow the description line by line, but I can't join the domain 
from a windows Xp professional computer.

Windows Xp answer with following error message...
"Can't connect to a domain controller for the domain Fah-Technet"

I can ping the computer running Samba with IP-address from Windows Xp, 
but not with netbiosname (LinuxRH9.Fah-Technet)
I can also mount a shared disk on Windows Xp (mount -t smbfs -o 
username=xxxx,password=yyy //Winxp/E-Disk /mnt/WinXp/E-disk

I need help, please

best regards

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# /etc/samba/smb.conf
# samba configuration file
# last updated: 2/28/2002 by tms


   ;basic server settings
   workgroup = Fah-Technet
   netbios name = LinuxRH9
   server string = Samba PDC running %v

   ;PDC and master browser settings
   os level = 64
   preferred master = yes
   local master = yes
   domain master = yes

   ;security and logging settings
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   log level = 2
   max log size = 50
   hosts allow =

   ;user profiles and home directory
   logon home = \\%L\%U\
   logon drive = H:
   logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U
   logon script = netlogon.bat
   add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d  /dev/nulladd user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -s /bin/false -M %u

# ==== shares ====

  comment = Home Directories
  browseable = no
  writeable = yes

  path = /home/samba/profiles
  writeable = yes
  browseable = no
  create mask = 0600
  directory mask = 0700

  comment = Network Logon Service
  path = /home/netlogon
  read only = yes
  browseable = no
  write list = tom

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