[Samba] OK, one more time on the PDC thing

Sean P. Elble elbles at sessys.com
Fri Jul 7 19:42:54 GMT 2006

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Eric Evans wrote:

> My apologies, I'm terribly sorry to belabor these PDC issues to the point 
> where everyone is undoubtedly tired of hearing about them, but I have become 
> absolutely obsessed with trying to solve this PDC problem.  Here is what is 
> happening now.  I'm trying to connect to the Samba server which is set up as 
> the PDC (domain PLAB) from windows client "venus".  Windows prompts me to 
> enter a username and password.  I enter the username and password for root. 
> It comes back and says it can't find a network path to that domain.  Here's 
> the message that appears in my samba log file:
> [2006/07/07 14:40:18, 0] 
> nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(183)
>  process_name_refresh_request: unicast name registration request received 
> for name VENUS<20> from IP on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.
> [2006/07/07 14:40:18, 0] 
> nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(184)
>  Error - should be sent to WINS server
> Can anybody tell me what this error means?

I do not have your original smb.conf file available, as I am at work and 
only have shell access to this e-mail account, but just as a shot in the 
dark, are you running WINS on your Samba server? IIRC, a PDC is always 
expected to be running WINS, so it looks like it's having problems 
registering "venus" in the Windows/Samba domain. So, I would check to see 
if you are running that . . . if you aren't, I'd give that a shot, and 
I'll try to verify a few more things when I get home for you.

> Thank you very much,
> Eric

|  Sean Elble                                     |
|  Virginia Tech                                  |
|  Computer Engineering, Class of 2008            |
|  Vice President, VTLUUG                         |
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