[Samba] why is samba trying to connect to other computers in NT domain?

joc back jykbk24 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 7 20:22:02 GMT 2002

I am running samba version 2.2.3a on an IBM AIX box
(running AIX v4.3.3). The security is set to Domain.
The AIX box has successfully joined the NT domain. I
constantly see in the samba log file a message similar
to the following:
"smbd/server.c: main(698)
Denied connection from (xxx.xx.xx.xx)", where
(xxx.xx.xx.xx) is the IP address of a computer in the
same domain which the IBM box joined. Actually, there
are 2 computers that are giving the denied connection
message. One of these computers is the PDC.
   Why is the IBM box trying to connect to these 2
computers? I only intended for the IBM box to act as a
file server (using the smbd daemon) and to advertise
its presence (using the nmbd daemon). Should I be
concerned about this behavior? (I downloaded the samba
binary from a site that has IBM AIX programs.)



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