[Samba] couldn't find service print$.

Christoph Litauer litauer at uni-koblenz.de
Fri Oct 6 07:43:34 GMT 2006

Dear samba users,

I have a SuSE linux machine running samba 3.0.13 working as a print
server. All works well for years now.

Suddenly one of my machines (a terminal server) can't connect to
\\printhost\print$ (as root) any more. Error message is

"Configuration information can not be read from domain controller,
either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied"

Switching debug level to 4 I get the following samba log:

[2006/10/06 09:15:34, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(799)
  termserv ( couldn't find service print$.

Why does termserv (Windows 2003) try to connect to "print$."? Any ideas?

Btw: Connecting to the FQN of printhost as
\\printhost.my.domainname\print$ works as expected ...

Thanks a lot in advance!

Christoph Litauer                  litauer at uni-koblenz.de
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