can't login in mornings

Peter Michael Düppenbecker peter at
Wed Jan 24 14:27:22 GMT 2001

Hi Larry,

    I think I understand your problem. On different networks, with and
without a Samba server, with and without a WINS server and with and without
a PDC I noticed that you can't see the computers of your network directly in
the Windows Networking Neighborhood - you have to wait up to 10 s, but then
everything seems to be OK.

    I suppose your problems are based on this. So you've got a name
resolution problem or a problem in your acces configuration (perhaps your NT
box?). Please try following things:

    If I understand you right, you're using the "net" command to map your
shares. Please use the map command in the Windows Explorer if possible.

    Try to use the IP-adress of your samba server insted of the NetBIOS
name. For example "net use x: \\\share". This could solve youre
problems if your problem is a problem with name resolution.

    One question: Is your PDC also the WINS server? If not this could cause
problems. (I'm not sure and I've got no experience with Windows XXX as PDC)

    Try to change the "Network logon options" in the "Client for Microsoft
Networks Properities".

Please mail me the relevant parts of your log files and please mail me if
you solved the problem.


feel free to correct my english!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Clark" <xwindowuser at>
To: "samba at" <samba at>
Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 9:41 PM
Subject: can't login in mornings

> I am trying this one again, I have a 10/100 mg switched network, NT and
> novell also run on it. I have two(2) samba servers on the network. in
> the mornings, when people come in and try to logon, they can logon to
> the NT and novell servers, yet the logon to the samba servers are slow,
> and most of the time they cannot connect and ask if next time they want
> to try to connect, obviuosly they say yes, but this time after the whole
> weekend, they all came in and cannot lo in. even if I go into the
> windows explorer and click on the red x'ed out share, they sometimes
> still don't connect. we have a WINS server on the wire for name
> resolution, and there is a PDC which the samba server has an account.
> for the life of me, I can't map a drive and consistently have it connect
> after the night. mornings are a night mare and noone can connect, any
> one else have this problem? thanks....

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