[Samba] domain controller cannot be contacted

Louis van Belle louis at van-belle.nl
Wed Mar 29 14:56:10 GMT 2006

You know "User Hive Cleanup Service for XP, if not install it.

I experienced problemen with loggin's because some programs 
badly closes the registry, of a old connection with samba stays


>-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>Van: samba-bounces+louis=van-belle.nl at lists.samba.org 
>[mailto:samba-bounces+louis=van-belle.nl at lists.samba.org] 
>Namens Mark Rutherford
>Verzonden: woensdag 29 maart 2006 16:45
>Aan: samba at lists.samba.org
>Onderwerp: [Samba] domain controller cannot be contacted
>Hi everyone,
>I have struggled with this problem for awhile now. randomly and 
>intermittently a workstation or
>bunch of workstations will not be able to log in.
>This is pretty much reproduceable at will, and here is what 
>you need to 
>do to get this little issue to show up:
>1. Log out and try to log in as a different user
>2. Attempt to login immediately after the machine is booted.
>To ensure you can log in, if you boot your workstation in the morning 
>and wait 2-3 minutes before trying to log in
>you can log in no problem.
>I have replaced our switch, cabling, network cards, tried many many 
>I took this a step further. I got 3 machines rounded up and 
>built a mini 
>network with its own switch.
>Only these 3 machines were on this switch.
>Of these 3 machines I installed a fresh copy of windows xp with sp2 on 
>two of them.
>Took our current config and slapped it onto the third machine running 
>gentoo + samba
>These 3 machines had not been exposed to our main network...
>what makes this all so interesting..... I was able to join these 2 
>workstations no problem with
>default settings, no registry patches, nothing and it just worked.
>I tried to reproduce this problem with this little test 
>network and our 
>smb.conf for hours on end.
>It just never happened.
>On our main network I can get this to occur every 2 minutes if 
>I wanted to.
>Our samba machine is doing wins as well, and the machines get 
>this wins 
>server info with their dhcp info.
>Any ideas? Anything at all? This issue is...... just too hard to me to 
>figure out.
>Also, no indication of an error in any logs.
>To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
>instructions:  https://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/samba

More information about the samba mailing list