[Samba] Correct syntax for joining NT domain?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Mon May 13 03:12:04 GMT 2002

Jim Watt wrote:
> On Sun, 12 May 2002, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> } It is better to simply rejoin the domain from the unix command line:
> }
> } smbpasswd -j DOMAIN -r PDC -Uadministrator
> I tried that syntax  from a Samba/2.2.4 FreeBSD installation.  The attempt
> failed.  I set the debug level to 10, and discovered that the connection
> attempt was being made to a completely bogus IP address!  So I dropped
> the '-r PDC' argument, since it looked like the code in smbpasswd would
> figure out the PDC without specifying it.  That worked fine!  "nmblookup"
> has no difficulty resolving the PDC's name to its correct IP address.
> Some sort of bug lurks there... :)

Can you chase this up a bit more?  Find where the bougs IP is coming
from etc?

I mention the '-r PDC' becouse it was required in previous versions -
which would otherwise default to localhost.  As you state, in 2.2.4 we
now correctly find the PDC.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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