[Samba] Problem connecting XP to domain: "...specified domain
either does not exist..."
frode at lillerud.no
Fri Apr 30 14:13:13 GMT 2004
Hi again, I'm trying to troubleshoot this, and here is what I've found
so far. I'm trying to adress the problem from several different angles.
A drawing of the net: http://www.lillerud.no/Testing.jpg
My smb.conf is here: http://www.lillerud.no/smb.txt
My log.nmbd is here: http://www.lillerud.no/lognmbd.txt
Domain master browser related?:
I'm starting to wonder if this problem could be connected to the domain
master browser not being set up correctly.
log.nmbd says that there is another domain master browser on the
network. It reports 10.0.0.6 as being domain master browser, but that is
the old IP of the samba server. Seems like it's in conflict with it's
log.nmbd also reports:
Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name LILLESTROM<1b> for the
workgroup LILLESTROM. Failed to become a domain master browser for
workgroup LILLESTROM on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET. Couldn't register name
LILLESTROM<1b>. Failed to register/refresh name LILLESTROM<1b> on
Os level is set to 254 in smb.conf.
I've tried deleting /var/lib/samba/wins.dat, but when I restart Samba it
creates a new wins.dat file which claims 10.0.0.6 is domain master
browser. Where does wins.dat get this info from?? There is no 10.0.0.6
computer on the network! Is it getting the IP from the some database in
the XP computers? Or perhaps the firewall or WLAN accesspoint??
Both XP machines have been added to the samba PDC in accordance to the
Unofficial Samba HOWTO.
I have also used ethereal to look at the traffic between the XP clients
and the samba server. Domain name is LILLESTROM, Samba has IP
192.168.1.3 and XP has IP 192.168.1.92. The conversation goes a bit like
XP: Who has NB LILLESTROM<1c> ?
XP: SAM LOGON request from client
Samba:SAM RESPONSE - User unknown <-- (potentional problem??)
XP: SAM LOGON request from client
Samba:Response to SAM LOGON request
The two computers say the same things a few more times before XP reports
"The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted".
I have, at one time been able to connect one XP computer to the domain,
but when I tried to disconnect it, and then make it a member again it
also fails with the same error.
Secure channel related?:
I've also been thinking that perhaps the schannel parameter could be
involved. I've tried a few variations of the 'server schannel' and
'server signing' parameters, but am unable to see any positive effects
Any hints, tips, thoughts or comments are greatly appreciated! I'm
really in a bind here, and need to have this working on Monday.
|From: samba-bounces+samba=lillerud.no at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-
|bounces+samba=lillerud.no at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Frode Lillerud
|Sent: 30. april 2004 12:19
|To: samba at lists.samba.org
|Subject: RE: [Samba] Problem connecting XP to domain: "...specified
|either does not exist..."
|I applogize for bumping this mail, but I have to have this server up
|running by Monday morning. Otherwise there will be some very upset
|Anyone know why I get the error:
|"The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted."
||From: samba-bounces+samba=lillerud.no at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-
||bounces+samba=lillerud.no at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Frode Lillerud
||Sent: 29. april 2004 12:27
||To: samba at lists.samba.org
||Subject: [Samba] Problem connecting XP to domain: "...specified domain
||either does not exist..."
||Samba 3.0.2a, Debian linux, 2.6.5 kernel, PDC server, WinXP clients.
||I'm getting the following error when I try to add an XP machine to our
||"The specified domain either does not exist or could not be
||I've applied the SIGN-OR-SEAL patch.
||The computer is connected through a wireless NIC to the network. I am
||able to ping the server.
||One other XP machine has successfully connected with the domain.
||I've seen the errormessage somewhere in the mailinglist before, I
||but am unable to find an answer to the problem.
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