[Samba] Unable to authenticate to PDC

Anthony David adavid at adavid.com.au
Tue Apr 9 02:31:01 GMT 2002

Anthony David <adavid at adavid.com.au> writes:

> Greetings
> Using         security = domain
> We have followed the doco by deleting our samba server from the PDC,
> reentering it, then issuing the smbpasswd command below. and sync'd the PDC
> with the BDCs.
> To add to the level of frustration, it used to work before we had to
> rebuild the server. (= unhappy users...)
> Running Samba 2.2.3a Solaris 8
> Windows NT 4 SP 6a


Can't pinpoint which was the root cause but one of the following part of 

1. User had started a "rogue smbd" process earlier in the day just to
muddy the waters ie. subsequent daemon start tests were not working.
Killed it;
2. Assumed NT PDC must have been cacheing password from previous build
set netbios name = myserver-server and voila it all work fine after 
registration steps. Server name myserver never disappeared from NT
Server Manager display after deletion and wainting up to 45 minutes;
3. After successfully having credential accepted, went through server
registration with default "myserver" netbios name and it all worked.

users = happy

Anthony David

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