[Samba] samba PDC problems

Tim Nicol tim at amdt.com.au
Wed Dec 4 01:54:01 GMT 2002

Hi all,

I am having trouble setting up samba to act as a PDC.  I am fairly new to red hat linux, and have just installed RH 7.3 running the default configuration.  I updated samba to 2.2.7 using the online updating feature and followed a step by step tutorial to configure samba to become a PDC.

When i try to connect to the domain with windows XP pro, it displays the message "a domain controller for the domain mydomain can not be located"

when i choose details it says

The error was: "DNS request not supported by name server."
(error code 0x0000232C RCODE_NOT_IMPLEMENTED)

The query was for the SRV record for _ldap._tcp.dc._msdcs.mydomain

The network is simple, one windows XP pro machine with IP and one RH 7.3 linux machine with IP  Connections are working because both machines succuessfully ping each other.

I ran testparm with no errors and have verified the samba server is running properly with 
"smbclient //mymachine/user -U user -W mydomain"

I downloaded and ran the SignOrSeal reg patch for XP, and also disabled the "Domain member: Digitally encrypt or sign secure channel data (always)" option in the local security.

I have triple checked the tutorial guide with my config file, and have manually created the required accounts

What could be the problem?  I have seen other people on this list with the same problem, but the threads seem to die out without a solution.  Please help!

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