OK I've gotten utterly frustrated over the last 2 weeks ..
A working PC node with Win98SE PC's and a samba 2.0.7 on RH 6.2 as PDC had to
be transplanted to a new location and the node was split over 2 subdomains. So
I thought : let's upgrade to RH 9 & samba 2.2.8a .. bummer
I tried a single nic system with a remote announce, a single nic with an
additional network alias (2 IP #) and at last a 2 nic system .. all present
the same problem. they won't let me join the domain !
Or I cannot find the domain getting the rror code that the domain is not
registered in DNS .. SOB why should a domain be registered anyway ? getting
all kinds of info on testing _ldap_stuff .. so do I need ldap on the samba
server ? the stupid XP client insists on trying to find the domain through DNS
. it is not there of course.
So I started fiddling with the lmhosts file on both client & host .. next step
but for no apparent reason I get a login screen when trying to join the
domain. When I enter the root ID & passwd for the linux server I nicely am
told "network path not found" .. well I've been turning rounds here .. If not
one error the I get the other.
I've been reading and searching through what feels like a few million articles
on the net, nothing new turns up ie all what was written I tried it out + a
couple of 1000 other combinations .. super frustrating part : all the
diagnostic test work ok ie browsing & paths to server & client work ok, shares
are visible and accessible ... only that stupid joining domain fails ..
I'm totaly devoid of more ideas ?? any help available ? :-)
(need my smb.conf ?)
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