[Samba] Phantom workgroup

Jonathan Johnson jon at sutinen.com
Wed May 26 01:23:34 GMT 2004

I have a Samba 3.0.4 server configured as a PDC. NetBIOS name of the
server is "SERVER"; name of the workgroup is "AEC".

Problem is that there's now a phantom workgroup called "SERVER" when I
try to browse the network. Since there's no clients configured in this
workgroup, any attempts to browse this workgroup fail.

When I attempt to use User Manager for Domains (usrmgr.exe, from
SRVTOOLS) from a Win2K or XP client, I am first presented with the
error message, "Could not find domain controller for this domain. Would
you like to select another domain to administer?" I suspect it is first
trying to connect to a DC on the phantom workgroup, SERVER. In the
"Select Domain" dialog box, both AEC and SERVER appear as domains. I
can select AEC and it works.

--Jon Johnson
Sutinen Consulting, Inc.
jon at sutinen.com

Global section of smb.conf follows....

        workgroup = AEC
        netbios name = SERVER
        server string = PowerWave Server PDC
        update encrypted = Yes
        null passwords = Yes
        obey pam restrictions = Yes
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        pam password change = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 0
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd '%u'
        delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel '%u'
        add group script = /etc/samba/bin/smbgroupadd '%g'
        delete group script = /etc/samba/bin/smbgroupdel '%g'
        add user to group script = /usr/bin/gpasswd -a '%u' '%g'
        delete user from group script = /usr/bin/gpasswd -d '%u' '%g'
        set primary group script = /usr/sbin/usermod -g '%g' '%u'
        add machine script = /usr/sbin/adduser -n -g machines -c
		Machine -s /bin/false -M '%u'
        logon path =
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 65
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        wins support = Yes
        ldap ssl = no
        add share command = /usr/sbin/modify_samba_config.pl
        change share command = /usr/sbin/modify_samba_config.pl
        delete share command = /usr/sbin/modify_samba_config.pl
        printing = lprng
        print command = lpr -r -P'%p' %s
        lpq command = lpq -P'%p'
        lprm command = lprm -P'%p' %j
        lppause command = lpc hold '%p' %j
        lpresume command = lpc release '%p' %j
        queuepause command = lpc stop '%p'
        queueresume command = lpc start '%p'

;;end of smb.conf global section

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