[Samba] Weird XP synchronisation issue. Using old cached IP?

Lars Rasmussen lars.rasmussen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 18:59:45 GMT 2006

On 4/10/06, Paul Smith <paul at gami.com> wrote:
> Now, the issue:
> When the XP-based laptop attempts to synchronise its offline files it
> prompts me for a username/password, but the server name in the login
> dialog is PROJECTSRV - the name of the ProjectServer at
> I have tried to rectify this by bringing down the ProjectServer, adding
> an ip eth0.alias to the samba PDC of and synchronising the
> laptop.  This worked fine.  However, when I remove this ip alias and
> bring the ProjectServer back online, the synchronisation error occurs
> again.  I've searched the registry on this laptop for and
> PROJECTSRV but have found nothing.
> Has this happened to anyone before?  How can I reset the laptop's
> synchronisation configuration to only want to synchronise with PHOENIX?

I'd try 2 things:

1. run
nbtstat -R
on the laptop.

2. Check your wins.dat file on the samba server to see if there is an
outdated entry present with the old IP.  If so, comment out/remove the
My wins.dat is located at /var/lib/samba/wins.dat


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