[Samba] samba - xp -ad issue

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Dec 16 11:52:48 MST 2010

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 09:38:32AM -0500, Jim Flanigan wrote:
> I have a samba 3 server connected to an windows domain.
> All connections appear correct most of the users can
> connect via windows xp with no issue.  However there are a
> unlucky few whose work stations cannot connect.  All xp
> work stations are the same (at least as well as a large
> company can get). The user in question have ad accounts on
> the Linux server.  We use ad as the userid source and
> Kerberos authentication on the *nix machines.  So user I'd
> and passwords are not the issue.
> The error received is that the network path is not
> available,  xp takes about 5 minutes to determine that the
> path is not available.  The issue does not appear to be
> location dependent.  Two users seated 10 feet from each
> other one will have the issue the other will not.  It
> appears as though the issue is workstation level.  I have
> turned on level of debugging info but nothing obvious
> stands out.
> Are there an suggestions?

Probably doing network traces on the workstations is the
only way to sanely diagnose what's going on.
www.wireshark.org has the required software.


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