Multiple login failures problem

David L. Jarvis David at
Thu Jan 11 12:45:43 GMT 2001

I have the same question, but here's a twist - we use WINS also
and it's NOT the Linux/Samba box.  In /etc/smb.conf I have the
name resolve order set to wins first, then host, and lastly broadcast.
So, assuming all our workstations are pointed correctly to the WINS
server, and assuming the Samba box is also pointed to it correctly,
why would there -ever- be a problem doing the reverse lookup
for a login?  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at [mailto:samba-admin at]On
> Behalf Of Morgan Toal
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 9:57 PM
> To: samba at
> Subject: Multiple login failures problem
> I am yet another person who is having a problem with Win98 clients
> needing to make several attempts before successfully logging in
> to our Samba box. I get the "broken pipe" message in the smb.log
> just like everyone else.
> This did not seem to be a problem until we got a phat broadband
> connection. All the Windows boxes are set to point to our ISP's DNS.
> I am not running DNS on the local network at all. Not even a cacheing
> DNS. I don't think this would matter anyway, as several people have
> pointed out that the issue is with reverse DNS, and this wasn't even
> an issue until we were connected with the outside world.
> 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?
> Or should I ask my ISP to do something?
> Thanks for any advice!
> mtoal
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