[Samba] solution to domain reboot problem
Aaron K. Johnson
akjmicro at comcast.net
Thu Oct 23 22:21:47 GMT 2003
I had a problem with rebooting XP and joining the samba domain, which was
controlled by my gentoo linux box. I worked for days
for a solution, and found it....!!!!
The problem was that I could join the domain fine, but had to reboot, and then
found i was rejected from joining then. It appeared like the domain was
invisible to the XP box.
I pulled my hair out, scoured the web unsuccessfully, then stumbled upon this
solution, using the log files from samba. I found that it was rejecting the
user 'smbguest' as not existing. None of the HOWTO's mention this importatn
fact, a testament to how shitty linux people are at documenting EXACTLY what
needs to be done, in general.
do the following:
as root, add this line to /etc/passwd:
make sure '1202' is not taken by anything
else...change it to something close if it
also, make sure your 'workstation' group is
defined as described in
smbpasswd -a smbguest
give it a password you like, etc.
BTW, make sure you've done that for 'root' too:
smbpasswd -a root
(skip that if you have)
kill and restart samba and your windows
box. log onto the domain using 'smbguest'
and your password. It worked for me. I
screamed with joy inside (I had been unable
to log onto the domain from XP for days...)
Hope this helps anyone out there....
P.S. I also took down the XP firewall, as
I'm using a linksys router. Make sure too
that the WINS server in the TCP/IP setting
on XP is defined to be that of your Samba
server, and you've done that registry hack
for entering domains.
OCEAN, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made
for man -- who has no gills. -Ambrose Bierce 'The Devils Dictionary'
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