After changing the IP address on my SCO Unix server running SAMBA as an NT domain controller I can no longer connect to the the SAMBA NT domain or add PCs into the domain.

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Problem:  After changing the IP address on my SCO Unix server running SAMBA as an NT domain controller I can no longer connect to the the SAMBA NT domain or add PCs into the domain. I also see an error in the nmbd.log (/var/log/samba) showing an error finding the master browser at the old IP address.

 

Cause:
The wins.dat file contains the old IP address as the master browser and needs to be purged.

 

Solution:

Stop the SAMBA nmbd & smbd services. Either using the command line or with web enabled swat http://server:901.

Change directory to /opt/K/SCO/samba/3.0.20Ad/var/lib/samba (or to the correct version in this case it is 3.0.2)

Redirect null into the wins.dat file (from command line enter: > wins.dat)

Restart the SAMBA server or reboot.


 

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