Apologies for posting to the BSD list - but the Samba lists couldn't help

Lou Kamenov lou.kamenov at aeye-web.com
Wed Sep 25 17:42:28 BST 2002


On Wed, 25 Sep 2002 16:12:36 +0100
"Steven Purdy" <steve at reftech.co.uk> wrote:

> I upgraded 6 PC's to 10/100 and also changed an IP address or 2 in the
> process. On the ones that had an IP address change, I reflected the new
> IP
> in the DNS Zone file.
> 
> Since the upgrade I've been getting the following on the nightly output.
> I've tried enabling WINS and DNS Proxy in smb.conf. I need to fix this
> before I can put the main software that they use on it.
> 
> I don't know if it's related but last week FreeBSD started getting 
> watchdog packet errors and then losing all com's.
> It did this twice and has been OK since, the nightly email errors
> persist though

D`oh that`s wierd. I have a samba-tng (not samba, samba-TheNewGeneration take a look at it) box, which is organised like this: 

specs: Samba-TNG, dhcpd on FreeBSD 4.6 stable.
Basically i`m using dhcpd for everything (wins,dns,ip,gw).
However there is a SAP software on the samba box and it works just fine( OT i`m also running qmail+vpopmail on it - the infrastructure is -> firewall <- dmz --> samba box). The Samba box is also a PDC.

> 
> TIA
> 
> **********************************************
> 
> SUSANNE<03> from IP 10.0.0.58 on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]: [2002/09/20 16:37:41, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(184)
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]:   Error - should be sent to WINS server

trying to register with you wins server? And you dont have support for it?


> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]: [2002/09/20 16:37:41, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(183)
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]:   process_name_refresh_request: unicast
> name registration request received for name SUSANNE-PC<20> from IP
> 10.0.0.58
> on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]: [2002/09/20 16:37:41, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(184)
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]:   Error - should be sent to WINS server
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]: [2002/09/20 16:37:41, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(183)
> > Sep 20 16:37:41 bsd nmbd[166]:   process_name_refresh_request: unicast
> name registration request received for name...........and on it goes.
> 
> 
> **********************************************
> I've also trawled around the mailing lists and seen the common replies
> about
> Wins client and server battling - here is my testparm output to allay
> those

What is your network infrastructure? (sample scheme please?) 

> ideas.
> 
> su-2.05a# testparm | grep ins
> 
>         allow trusted domains = Yes
>         name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

Lmhosts, not a solution, just a hack. 

>         max wins ttl = 518400
>         min wins ttl = 21600
>         wins proxy = No
>         wins server =

if you have a different wins server use it? (NT box or something like this?)

>         wins support = No

No wins support? Do you have a PDC?

>         wins hook =
> 
>  
> Regards
> 
> Steve Purdy

Try samba-tng, its lot better than plain samba, find out for yourself.

cheers,
-lk

> 
> Reference Technology Limited
> Tel: +44 1827 61666
> Fax: +44 1827 61661
> 
> 
> ------ FreeBSD UK Users' Group  -  Mailing List ------
> http://listserver.uk.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-users
> 




More information about the Ukfreebsd mailing list