[Samba] "Phanton" domain controller problem...

John H Terpstra jht at Samba.Org
Fri Jan 28 00:15:59 GMT 2005

On Thursday 27 January 2005 17:01, Ruth Ivimey-Cook wrote:
> Hi,
> Recently I reinstalled the OS on my Samba PDC, letting Linux FC3 installer
> do it's thing then overwriting the smb.conf with my old one.
> Now I find that although it tries but can't become Domain master browser
> again, although it is happy to become a local master, a login server and to
> serve files. The reason given in the log files is that there is another PDC
> on the submet at (see below). That IP is the IP address that
> this (the only) samba server had for a short period during the reinstall.
> There is no machine at that IP now.
> What is going on? Is there some file that stores PDC IP addresses? Note in
> the winbind dump below, the address for HOME and for
> FILESTORE, both of which are bogus.

Stop Samba. Delete your wins.dat file and browse.dat file in /var/lib/samba 
(or wherever they are on FC3) and restart samba.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
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