Multiple login failures problem

Matthew Brown matthew.brown at
Thu Jan 11 05:38:41 GMT 2001

Hmmm.  This is the exact problem I have posted several times, but this is
the first time I've actually seen someone else talk about it.

I still haven't figured out what the problem is.  Can someone draw me a map?
Why does SMB care what name to associate with the user/IP logging in?
Wouldn't this have been resolved via the NMB Browse Master system even
before login?

I know I'm missing something obvious I won't get until I press send.

----- Original Message -----
From: Calvin Dodge <caldodge at>
To: Morgan Toal <morgan_toal at>; <samba at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: Multiple login failures problem

> Morgan Toal wrote:
> >
> > Well, that's great, so let's say I go ahead and set up DNS. But we run
> > DHCP here. Am I supposed to key in everybody's address in the /etc/hosts
> > file, or the reverse DNS file on my Samba box? Isn't that kind of silly?
> Nope - just setup a process whereby DNS is updated dynamically by DHCP.
> You can either:
> 1) download, compile and install DHCP 3.0 (as has been mentioned on this
> list today), or
> 2) download and install DHCP-DNS - a set of Perl scripts which do the
> job.
> My own preference is for DHCP-DNS, (until Red Hat releases an RPM with
> DHCP 3.0) but YMMV.
> If you want to go the DHCP-DNS route, send me an email, and I'll show
> you how I set it up.
> Calvin
> --
> Calvin Dodge
> Certified Linux Bigot (tm)

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