Multiple login failures problem

McEldowney, Michael MMcEldowney at
Fri Jan 12 17:48:48 GMT 2001

I was concerned with this being a problem here, but it hasn't surfaced
and I think David may have it right.  My SAMBA box handles DHCP, WINS,
and DOMAIN LOGONS, and my Win98 clients quickly connect without a
problem.  Something must be broken in the M$ version of WINS <grin>

-----Original Message-----
From: David L. Jarvis [mailto:David at]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 5:55 AM
To: Samba
Subject: RE: Multiple login failures problem 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Morgan Toal [mailto:morgan_toal at]
> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 1:31 AM
> Per David's experience, I put my list of ~20 IP's in to 
> /etc/hosts and this seems to have resolved the problem
> for me also. But it feels so dirty. 

Agreed.  But are you running WINS anywhere?
If not, you might want to consider having Samba run it,
and have your pc's point to it as their WINS server also.
I'd be willing to be that would fix it as well (provided
of course that you set your 'name resolve order' in
smb.conf to have 'wins' as it's first method).
> However, since it's Friday, since this is only a remote
> office with ~20 users, and since I don't want to come back
> here next week, I'm not prepared to do much more than band-aid
> it like this at this point.
> What I want to know, is why I am experiencing this issue
> here, and not at my home office which is essentially
> identically configured? Oh well, at least we have a
> Q&D solution at this point, and compare smb.conf 
> and dhcpd.conf files.
> Also thanks to Calvin for th DNS-DHCP info, when I have more
> time either this or the DHCP v3 is the solution in the long run.

David L. Jarvis
David at

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