samba and winXP

Alex Satrapa grail at
Thu Aug 15 23:04:34 EST 2002

On Wednesday, August 14, 2002, at 10:58 , John Griffiths wrote:

> I'm happy to blame XP but if anyone has any ideas on how to fix this 
> I'd appreciate it.

It's called "defenestration" (see the notes in The Jargon File 

Won't actually solve any problems, but it will make you feel sooo much 
better =)

I've had problems with XP not playing well with others - in one case, 
playing "Shattered Galaxy", we'd see the packets coming back from the SG 
server and actually go over the Ethernet locally - but the Windows box 
just wouldn't acknowledge that the packets arrived.  I've seen XP also 
ignore return packets from HTTPS sites when HTTP worked perfectly on the 
same site.

Try moving the Samba server to a different IP address, or connecting to 
a different Samba server.  I'm certain that there's a registry entry in 
Windows XP which means, "that box looks like a Linux box - don't talk to 

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