Samba 2.2alpha2 and Domain Name

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Mon Mar 12 21:03:52 GMT 2001

On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, David A. Mason wrote:

> This past weekend I experienced something interesting. (Perhaps this
> is already documented somewhere, but if not, here's notice:)
> After triple-checking all settings and attempting unsuccessfully to
> join my Samba-controlled domain with Windows 2000, I was left
> scratching my head for a few minutes, until I took a chance and tried
> one last thing, which fixed the problem.
> My NT domain, which I had not been able to join, had been DAVE.LAN,
> but when I changed that name to DAVELAN, joining worked quickly and
> flawlessly.
> Perhaps a dot character in the NT domain name is not a wise thing with
> Samba 2.2alpha2?

It is an odd/even name bug with the netbios domain name.  It has been
fixed in the latest SAMBA_2_2 CVS.

Cheers, jerry

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