We have a Netware 6 server running CIFS. It has got the right PDC name
and
IP address and it appears in the domains WINS server. It has not been
made
a member of the domain.

However if you try to access the server from a workstation you get a
message "the specified server cannot perform the requested operation"
and
the server logger screen displays the message "CIFS: Unable to connect

primary domain controller [name]".

What is frustrating is that we had the same problem with the first
installation we did and it resolved it self after a few days. We have
now
had to do a new installation due to a faulty hard disk.
The problem has reappeared. As yet there is no sign of the problem
resolving itself. Apart from that, we would like to understand what
is
going on.

Does anybody have any suggestions?.

Thanks