Samba 'almost' working - please help

Samba 'almost' working - please help

Post by Blaine Mince » Fri, 26 May 2000 04:00:00

I have a home network set up between win98 and red hat linux 6.1.  I have
been driving myself crazy with setting up Samba.  I have looked at several
examples for the smb.conf file but I think I am still missing something.  In
log.nmb I receive errors such as:

[2000/05/24 20:01:45, 0] libsmb/nmblib.c:sendudp(754)
    Packet send failed to ERRNO=Invalid argument


Error - should be sent to WINS server.

Has anyone had experience with this?  Would be grateful for any assistance.



Samba 'almost' working - please help

Post by ghelbi » Sun, 28 May 2000 04:00:00

Couple things:

1)  Do you have the latest version?  2.0.7-4 I believe
2)  You may have accidently turned on the WINS server.  Turn it
3)  Win98 sends the user name differently than Win95 or WinNT.
Make sure smbusers is proper.
4)  Get SWAT running.  Makes configuration muck easier.  If you
get on the server, and point a browser to ,
it should fire up.


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1. samba: 'net view \\server' works, 'net view' fails

From my WinXP client (using cygwin), I can browse the shares on a samba
server whose name I know.  But when I try to browse the whole network, I
get a logon failure and the smbd logs show that it's not seeing my

Browsing shares on \\server, from a different machine \\client (using
cygwin) while logged in as testuser:

$ net view '\\server'
Shared resources at \\server

Share name              Type   Used as  Comment
test                    Disk            
The command completed successfully.

But when I try to browse the whole network, I get a logon failure:

$ net view
System error 1326 has occurred.

Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

This is an authentication problem.  When I issue 'net view \\server' on the
client, the smbd log shows

[2003/11/02 06:55:03, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(216)
  check_ntlm_password:  Checking password for unmapped user [CLIENT

[2003/11/02 06:55:03, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(219)

But when I issue just 'net view', the smbd log instead shows

[2003/11/02 06:55:32, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(216)

with the new password interface
[2003/11/02 06:55:32, 3] auth/auth.c:check_ntlm_password(219)

So for some reason the 'net view \\server' request is processing my user
name, but 'net view' isn't.

Any ideas what could cause this?

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