[Samba] Re: Re: Trouble with PDC

Pas XL ro_0 at mail.ru
Tue Jul 4 10:26:42 GMT 2006

It don't seem to be the problem with duplicate entries. Problem stays after removing them, additionally client don't send any packets to connect to the domain. All it does is 6 times broadcast the name query request, on 1st of it domain replies "I don't know such name".

Here's packets sniffed with Eherereal:

1) Source: Dest: Type: NetBios Name Service name query. Content: Name: DOMAIN<1c> (Domain Controllers).
2) Source: Dest: Type: NetBios Name Service Answer. Content: Name DOMAIN<1c> unknown.
3,4,5,6,7) Source: Dest: Content: as 1st with different broadcast flags.

I have some thoughts about situation: 
1) In 1st packet there is "Domain controllers" flag. Seems smbd(or nmbd) ignores query with this flag. After all, name lookup for file sharing works fine.
2) Mysterious <1c> after name. In file sharing name query Name=DOMAIN<00>

-----Original Message-----
From: "Steve A" <gmane at rowyerboat.com>
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 19:48:51 +0100
Subject: [Samba] Re: Trouble with PDC

> Pas XL wrote:
> > Samba is up and working, but when i'm trying to connect to Domain
> > controller through XP Pro SP2's Identification Wizard it shows error
> > "Can't connect to Domain Controller.". Ethereal is catching NetBios Name
> > queries to my server, but server responding "Name does not exist or
> > unknown". Yet file sharing with same requests works fine(gets proper
> > response). I have no DNS servers in my network. Here's my smb.conf:
> I'm guessing here as I'm no Samba expert, but your Netlogon section seems to 
> have duplicate entries.  Have you tried removing all restrictions from 
> Netlogon as a test?  I think if a machine can't find the Netlogon share it 
> won't be able to logon or join a domain.
> Steve :) 

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