[Samba] winbind occasionally failing to find domain controllers for trusted domains

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Wed Apr 4 23:42:39 GMT 2007

Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Jason Haar wrote:
> > Hi there
> > We have a bunch of Win2K3 trusted domains that are
> > parts of other forests from our own Win2K3 forest.
> ...
> We should be talking to DNS anyways in this case.
> Can you DNS resolve teh SRV records for the trusted domain?
Absolutely. The Samba servers just use the local Active Directory DNS
servers - and indeed they can resolve  these domains correctly (e.g the
SRV records for   "_ldap._tcp.DOMAIN")

> Do you have "host" listed in the "name resolve order" option
> in smb.conf ?

It's set to "lmhosts wins host bcast", and /etc/nsswitch.conf is set to
"hosts: files dns"



Jason Haar
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