[CentOS] DNS problem while trying to join windows 7 to samba3x pdc

Thu Jul 8 18:53:45 UTC 2010
JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com>

On Thu, 2010-07-08 at 13:41 -0500, Doug Coats wrote:

> I agree that preferred master should have been set to yes.  I made
> that change with but still no joy.
> I don't mean to be contrary but our cross subnet browsing has been
> working since 2003 when we set up this network.  It has been very
> reliable and I depend on it to work.  And I believe it is because of
> have our WINS servers the way that they are.

Contrary? Well I had to ask.  Because it has to work like that for your

> I do think that I have hit upon an issue.  The WINS data for samba is kept in /var/cache/samba.dat but it is updated dynamically with nmdb.  It has dated data.  When I moved the server I changed the server name slightly and so the WINS data points to the old name at the current IP.  In fact with this network rebuild I changed most of my computer names and they are all incorrect.  I think I need to shut down all three instances of samba clear the wins data and then start them all again so that they populate from scratch.
> Doug
Ok since you say the interdomain networking is functioning (triangle
routing) have a read at this:


all else that fails put that machine on another known working Subnet and
have a go at that.