[Samba] Domain cannot be contacted

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Oct 17 23:58:02 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 18:45 +0000, Matt Pruett wrote:
> I have setup two samba domain controllers, both have basicly the same
> configs and use the same ldap database backend. Often however when
> logging in users will get a "domain cannot be contacted" error,
> attempting to login multiple times will eventually get them in and it
> will work fine from then on.
> The question is, is there anything else I really need to do to make this
> work correctly? Why would this error be occuring only some of the time?
> I can generally join the domain fine, and browse / access the shares on
> both servers. So I am wondering if I missed something, like something I
> need to add to the config so the two servers know they are both DC's?
> The goal is to be able to at least log in with only one of the two up.
> And suggested reading on this subject?

the 'HowTo' and 'by Example' are the definitive documentation for samba
>  any ideas?
More like guesses since you offer no details whatsoever...

My guess...WINS isn't working for the clients


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