1.9.18p8 won't act as PDC

Rod Hauser hauser at blackcat.dunklin.k12.mo.us
Tue Aug 11 16:57:46 GMT 1998

I'm running Samba 1.9.18p8 on a RedHat5.1 system.  Shares are going
cleanly, but domain logons are not.  I have an NT box, but as it is for a
dedicated app, not for servers, I simply shut it down while testing samba's
PDC functionality.  I'll turn PDC off on the NT box as soon as I get samba
doing domain controlling.

I recently posted this problem with subject line: Samba 1.9.18p7-2 PDC &
netlogon? or p8? or wait?, and I have since upgraded to 1.9.18p8, with no

I've set up smb.conf with domain logons = yes, and a [netlogon] directory
that is shared properly.  I've been through diagnose.txt and everything
seems to be running smoothly except for test 5.  nmblookup -B "clientname"
works fine for machines that I have listed in DNS, but fails (returns on all others.  I am in the process of adding machine names to the
DNS listing, but the question remains valid for machines that are already

I've read a bunch of the archive lists, web pages, and current digest.
Everything seems to indicate that, yes, my dreams have come true, and I
won't need to buy any additional user licenses for NT (kudos to the whole
samba team).  But I'm still trying to get PDC & netlogon working.   

oh, also, testparm shows everything OK in smb.conf

If I'm overlooking something more elegant, I'll be happy to have it pointed
out to me.

Thanks in advance...

Here's my full /etc/smb.conf file, minus a few unrelated shares and default

#======================= Global Settings =====================================

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
   workgroup = DUNKLIN

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = Blackcats Rule!

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
;   hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
;  guest account = pcguest

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
   max log size = 100

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
   security = user
;   security = share
;   security = domain
# Use password server option only with security = server
;   password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
;  password level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
;  encrypt passwords = yes
;  smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
;  username map = /etc/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
;   include = /etc/smb.conf.%m

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY 

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
;   interfaces = 

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
#	a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
;   remote browse sync =
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
;   remote announce =

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
   local master = yes

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
   os level = 64

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
   domain master = yes 

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
   preferred master = yes

# Use only if you have an NT server on your network that has been
# configured at install time to be a primary domain controller.
;   domain controller = <NT-Domain-Controller-SMBName>
;   domain controller = CATSPAW
# this above command is currently not recognized (by testparm)

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for 
# Windows95 workstations. 
   domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
;   logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
;   logon script = %U.bat
   logon script = attach.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
   dns proxy = no 

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
;  preserve case = no
;  short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
  default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
;  case sensitive = no

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
;   wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#	Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
;   wins server = w.x.y.z

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one	WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
;   wins proxy = yes

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
;   printcap name = /etc/printcap
;   load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx
;   printing = bsd

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
   comment = H: network Home directory
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
   comment = Z: Network Logon
   path = /staff2/resources/netlogon
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   share modes = no

# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share
# the default is to use the user's home directory
;    path = /home/profiles
;    browseable = no
;    guest ok = yes

Rod Hauser                      hauser at blackcat.dunklin.k12.mo.us
Technology Coordinator          Voice: 314-479-7897 (afternoons)
Dunklin R-5 School District     FAX: 314-479-6297 (anytime)
#1 Blackcat Drive               http://blackcat.dunklin.k12.mo.us
Herculaneum, MO 63048

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