[Samba] Help making Samba a DFS host (not root!)

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jul 16 23:57:46 GMT 2008

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 02:33:57PM -0400, Brian H. Nelson wrote:
> I'm trying to create a DFS root in my 2003 AD domain, and point it to a 
> share hosted on a Samba server. From the documentation, I had assumed 
> that this was supported (msdfs host = yes ?). Am I missing something 
> basic? This is with Samba 3.0.31 on RHEL 5.
> When I go to create the DFS root (via the msc plugin) and instruct it to 
> use my samba machine as the host, I get this error:
> "The computer you entered cannot host the DFS root. You must enter the 
> name of a computer running an operating system in the Windows 2000 
> Server or Windows Server 2003 families."
> Just to be clear, I'm NOT trying to make Samba a DFS root, just a host 
> (ie target) for a DFS root in my AD domain. Is Samba only capable of 
> hosting a samba-based DFS root, and not an AD based one? Is there some 
> trick to getting it configured?

Can you post the network capture trace plus the debug level 10
of the smbd you're pointing the MSC plugin at please ?


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