Joining an NT domain

John Gaines jgaines at
Tue Oct 26 15:58:17 GMT 1999

I am trying to get my Samba Server to join our NT Domain. The command I use

smbpasswd -j <domain> -r <pdc>

When I look in server manager on the NT side it says that "The format of the
specified network name is invalid."

Here is a copy of my smb.conf. What am I doing wrong?

# Global parameters
        workgroup = I2
        netbios name = MOON
        interfaces =
        security = DOMAIN
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        local master = No
        wins server =

        comment = test share
        path = /tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

John A. Gaines
Senior UNIX Administrator

"The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates

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