[Samba] samba PDC problems

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Thu Dec 12 00:32:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, 2002-12-11 at 17:51, ___cliff rayman___ wrote:
> 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 
> workstation
> 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.
> cliff
> 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 \
> >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!

I've not seen this problem before...
can you browse to the server using it's hostname (not ip address)?

> Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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