[Samba] Unable to join samba server to a NT4 style domain

Ashutosh Kamdar akamdar at gnsi.com
Thu Apr 14 07:57:33 GMT 2005


I have installed Samba version 3.0.13 on a Solaris 9 machine and am trying to add it to an existing NT domain as a member server. I have followed the instructions in Chapter 2 of the Samba HOW-TO collection for adding a samba server as a Domain member. The problem is that when i use the net rpc join command to join the domain, I get the following error:

# ./net rpc join -U administrator%'xxxxxxxx'

Unable to find a suitable server

Unable to find a suitable server

Specifying the domain name with a -w switch or the PDC doesnt seem to help.

Is there a way for me to see a detailed version of the error message or some log file where this is dumped to? I am posting the smb.conf for reference. Please help  me resolve this error.




        dns proxy = no
        debug timestamp = yes
        encrypt passwords = yes
        idmap gid = 15000-20000
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY
        max log size = 1024
        password server = *
        idmap uid = 15000-20000
        debug level = 3
        security = domain
        server string = Samba Server
        workgroup = MYWORKGROUP
        log level = 3
        log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
        netbios name = MYSERVER
        load printers = yes
        os level = 33
        default = share
   comment = Home Directories
   valid users = %S
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

   comment = All Printers
   path = /usr/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

path = /share
comment = Solaris share
valid users = @Accounts
guest ok = Yes
read only = No


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