[Samba] Samba 3 as PDC with Debian Linux server and Windows XP clients

Andrew Bevan a.bevan at ucl.ac.uk
Tue Sep 27 10:37:22 GMT 2005

Dear list

I am relatively new to networking problems of this kind so apologies 
for the potentially simple question. I am trying to upgrade an existing 
network to one using Samba 3 to configure roaming XP profiles on a 
limited number of clients. I have re-written the smb.conf file to 
reflect what I think are the appropriate settings, and this passed 
testparm successfully, but I am unclear what to do next, despite the 
help offered in the usual howtos.

Additionally when i try to run smbclient -L  [hostname]

> read_socket_with_timeout: timeout read. read error = Connection reset 
> by peer.tree connect failed: Read error: Connection reset by peer

Can anyone let me know what I should be doing next? Part of my 
confusion is whether I need to move or otherwise re-set existing 
user-logins (for Unix, currently matched but not synchronised in the 
samba database) and passwords for them to act as individual profiles 
for XP.

Many thanks for any help

Dr Andrew Bevan
Institute of Archaeology
University College London
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY

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