[Samba] Unable to Join system to Domain at BDC

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat May 6 23:31:34 GMT 2006

On Sat, 2006-05-06 at 14:17 +0530, mallapadi niranjan wrote:
> hi all
> At my network, where my PDC is located, there i am able to
> join systems
> without any error,
> but when i am joining a system at a different subnet ie
>, where
> my BDC is located,  i am getting "Domain Does not exist or could not be
> contacted"
> my samba version in both pdc and bdc is same ie samba 3.0.21c
> and openldap version is also same (pdc is master) (bdc is slave )
> openldap3.0.21c
> and DNS (Dynamic DNS) pdc is master , bdc is slave. (bind version
> Operating system RHEL ES 4.0 at both PDC and BDC.
> is there any wrong with by BDC configuration.
> or is it because there is no add machine script in BDC that's why i am not
> able to add system to domain.
> should bdc smb.conf  also have add machine script. line as it's there in PDC
> smb.conf
> or the below bdc smb.conf is enough.

Your smb.conf should be made as similar as reasonable between the PDC
and BDC, just to avoid silly mistakes and inconsistencies.   Likewise
the common sections of any openldap configuration between master and
slave servers (I ended up setting up an includes based system for both
openldap, with rsync to synchronise the common elements).

Also, ensure that if you have two different networks, that clients can
always see a PDC in the netbios space (ie, ensure they share a common
wins server, or that both servers are a 'PDC' in netbios).

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team           http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College  http://hawkerc.net
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