[Samba] IP address change fouls things up.

Bishop, Dean dean.bishop at tcdsb.org
Tue Dec 17 04:21:01 GMT 2002

Good morning,

  i recently had to change the IP address of my RH7.3 samba file server.
The config is pretty much standard and had been working for about a year.

  Once i changed the IP address, i started getting the message "the domain
password you supplied is not correct, or access to your logon server has
been denied".

 Changing my IP address back resolves the issue.  Also, adding a "netbios
name" directive to my smb.conf that changes the name of my server solves the

  i have rebooted everythang a bunch of times, checked hosts files, dns
entries. i just cannot figure out what is causing the problem.

  Is there someplace where the netbios name is cached that survives reboots?

Normally my server uses its linux name of "HER" for it's netbios name.  It's
old IP address is and it's new address is

thanks in advance,


   workgroup = KISSES
   netbios name = BIGSERVER
   server string = Samba Server
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   printing = lprng
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 0
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   remote announce =
   local master = yes
   domain master = yes 
   preferred master = yes
   domain logons = yes
   wins support = yes
   dns proxy = no 

   comment = Jeeper's home
   path = /home/jeepers
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775

   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /usr/local/samba/netlogon
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   share modes = no

    path = /usr/local/samba/profiles
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = yes

    path = /storage
    browseable = yes
    writeable = yes
    create mode = 0664
    directory mode = 0775

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

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