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

Brian H. Nelson bnelson at cis.ysu.edu
Thu Jul 17 14:21:35 GMT 2008


Files attached. Let me know if they're not what you need.

Just for fun I tried this with 3.0.28 as well. Same result.


Jeremy Allison wrote:
> 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 ?
> Jeremy.

Brian H. Nelson         Youngstown State University
System Administrator   Media and Academic Computing

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