Connecting to a linux server on a win 2003 network

I am trying to connect to a linus server on our win 2003 domain and it gives me the error "you were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. Go to System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again."
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This sounds like a Windows, not a Linux error message.  Are you trying to join the Linux machine from the Windows Domain Controller, or from the Linux machine?  Can you post the details of the command or process you are using to try and join the machine?  What Linux distribution and version of the OS are you running?  Have you installed Samba?


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Make sure that your Linux Box is not named with the same name as other computers in your domain. If so change to somthing else and rejoin.

If you  do not have smaba working here is a Howto guide,_Linux,_and_Samba
The error deals with two systems on the network using the same name.  This has to be corrected to get this system an IP on the network. Once this system has an IP it should not be a problem to connect to the linux system which you did not really say how you are trying to connect ssh (putty, or other ssh client) or are you trying to access a share that the linux system has, etc.
Sorry the How to was setting up Samba and Setting up the Linux box to be a PDC.

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