[Samba] samba PDC problems

___cliff rayman___ cliff at genwax.com
Wed Dec 11 22:58:13 GMT 2002

hi tim,

i am having the same problem.  i can use XP and samba 2.2.7 in a workgroup
environment, and everything works fine.  when i try and join the XP 
as a domain, i get the same message as you do.

 i read up on creating a SRV record via bind, which seems easy
enough, but i am not sure what prog s/b running on the other end of that
service, and how it should be configured.

i hope someone with some deep know how understands the problem and what
to do here.

Tim Nichol wrote:

>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 \
>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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