[Samba] Newbie question

Cates, Brett BrettC at campbellhealth.net
Tue May 21 13:43:03 GMT 2002

Is your Samba server set up as a WINS server as well?  WINS is very
important when using the TCP/IP stack on M$ OS's...  To test without setting
up WINS, you can enter in the server information manually using the LMHOSTS
file on the XP PC.  Here's a link on M$'s website for the LMHOSTS file:

Just a thought...

Brett Cates
Network Administrator 
Campbell Health System 
(817) 599-1483 

-----Original Message-----
From: Damon Carpenter [mailto:damon.carpenter at usm.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 2:51 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Newbie question

Hello, all,

    I am sure you have read this question a million times, but I have not
been able to resolve this problem.  I am setting up a Samba server as an NT
Domain Controller.  So far, I have set the paramaters in smb.conf precisely
as recommended in the Feb. 2002 edition of Linux Magazine, and the samba.org
HOWTO document.  The symptoms are these : Windows 98 machines report "The
domain password you supplied is incorrect", and the XP machine I am testing
reports "The network path cannot be found" when trying to join it onto the
Samba PDC domain.

    Troubleshooting:    Following as much documentation as I could, I found
a reference to the encryption or lack thereof of passwords.  I
double-checked the .conf file, and the "encrypt passwords = yes" line is in
the config.  Moreover, I wanted to verify the issue further and deactivated
encrypted passwords on the Win98 client to see if it would go through.  Even
after modifying the 98 machine to use plaintext passwords, it still gives me
the same error.  I have the password synch option turned on, and I have
reset the password several times with smbpasswd to make sure it matched what
I was typing.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance...

Damon Carpenter
Office of Technology Resources
University of Southern Mississippi
damon.carpenter at usm.edu

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