Multiple login failures problem
David L. Jarvis
David at JarvisMountain.com
Thu Jan 11 13:14:38 GMT 2001
I've been researching this for months myself and I have the
same question. Unfortunately my Linux/Samba box isn't the
DHCP server, that's an NT box. Any ideas about how I'd
> -----Original Message-----
> From: samba-admin at us5.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at us5.samba.org]On
> Behalf Of Christopher Robison
> Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 6:42 PM
> To: samba at us5.samba.org
> Subject: RE: Multiple login failures problem
> I've pulled my hair out over this as well. I'm still not really
> certain what
> the problem is, but I eventually *did* set up DNS on my server,
> and went to
> the trouble to get dhcpd to dynamically update bind with a perl script I
> found [furious the entire time that such a simple, obviously
> needed facility
> was not built into dhcpd until the latest beta which I'm not yet
> willing to
> install]. Once the Samba server was thus able to reach the client machines
> by name, these problems with Win98 clients suddenly disappeared. Now the
> connections are instantaneous, first try every time.
> What I'd like to know is why I had to enable a dynamically-updating DNS
> system for this to happen, and if this is a general requirement,
> why I can't
> find this process documented. I pretty much had to figure it out
> on my own.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: samba-admin at us5.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at us5.samba.org]On
> > Behalf Of Morgan Toal
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 8:57 PM
> > To: samba at us5.samba.org
> > 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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