[Samba] unable to join 2000 to samba domain

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Thu Jan 30 15:39:21 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-01-30 at 09:05, Mike Rambo wrote:
> Nobody seemed to have any idea's why this was happening as I received
> only one suggestion to be sure I was using root & root password to join
> the domain (which I was doing). In any case it seems that changing the
> computer name solves the problem. I don't know why - the PDC box is
> freshly built and the workstations in question newly installed but if we
> change the computer name to something other than our standard that has
> fixed it. The computer names ARE unique too. We usually follow a formula
> of
> building_number-room_number-last_five_digits_serial_number
> so a typical name would look like 39-107-kqr7j or some such thing. In
> this case that formula seems not to work. Changing the names to contain
> no or only one dash seems to help. Any ideas why?

I don't recommend you encode information in machine names....

I don't know why - is allowed in machine names (maybe it is not) anyway
i know _ is not.


Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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