[Samba] Re: Joining a domain spanned across different subnets

odc oldirtychinaman at myrealbox.com
Tue Jul 30 17:48:01 GMT 2002

Jeffrey Martin wrote:

> Mark/All,
> I'm having the same problem...Any resolution yet? However I am using a
> NAT system between my two subnets and my logs show I definately get elected as the master on subnet (x) where the samba server is, but I need it to propogate to subnet (y) where the client is trying to sign in from. Any ideas out there? Please help if you can, thanks.
> -Jeff
> Mark Andrews wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I've read all the documentation on this subject, but am wondering if
> > anyone has a trick up their sleeve that i can use. I've got samba
> > 2.2.5 configured as a PDC amd WINS server on network I've
> > also got a windows 98 or windows 2000 machine on network The
> > netmask on both networks is So, it looks like:
> >
> >     [ samba ] <-> [ router ] <-> [ windows box ]
> >
> > I've set the WINS server on the windows box to the IP address of the
> > samba server and attempt to join the domain using a username/password
> > of
> > "root/root's smb passwd". The windows box complains that the user does
> > not exist. I've tried adding "remote announce = <broadcast address of
> > network>", but if there's no other browse master running on
> > that network, i don't see the point of that directive.
> >
> > Do i have to setup a samba server on network, configured as a
> > local master browser in order for the domain join request to succeed
> > or is there an alternate way of facilitating the addition to the
> > domain?
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You will need to specifically point the PDC in the lmhosts file

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