[Samba] power failure causes domain not found problem

Daryl Williams daryl at sierraos.com
Sun Aug 17 21:28:21 GMT 2003

folks, we had a stable samba (version 2.2.5) running on redhat8 providing
pdc services to a group of, primarily, windows xp pro clients. we 
a power failure and subsecuently these xp clients are complaining about a
"duplicate hostname on the network" and are then report that "the system can
not log you on because the domain FOO is unavailable"

the log.nmbd contains the following error about failing to register
the domain name:

[2003/08/17 14:11:25, 0] 
  register_name_response: server at IP rejected our name 
registration of CAI<00> with error code 5.
[2003/08/17 14:11:25, 0] nmbd/nmbd_workgroupdb.c:fail_register(219)
  fail_register: Failed to register name CAI<00> on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.
[2003/08/17 14:11:25, 0] nmbd/nmbd_namelistdb.c:standard_fail_register(290)
  standard_fail_register: Failed to register/refresh name CAI<00> on 

your experience and help would be greatly appreciated in understanding and
resolving this problem.



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