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

Gil Freund gilf at sysnet.co.il
Sat Apr 22 08:23:26 GMT 2006

Lars Rasmussen wrote:
> 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?
> Paul,
> 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 outdated entry present with the old IP.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
> entry.
> My wins.dat is located at /var/lib/samba/wins.dat

You might need to restart samba for this to take effect.

Also, on the XP run:
ipconfig /flushdns

> --
> Lars

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