update: HELP -- upgrade to 1.9.18p8 causing print/disk trouble ...

Jim Farrell jwf at platinum.com
Mon Jul 20 16:29:23 GMT 1998

I've confirmed that our 1.9.18p8 master samba server is indeed having some
sort of problem on our network. On my personal PC, if I disable WINS, I
cannot connect to any shares or printers on this server at all. If I
enable WINS, it all works fine. 

Has anyone else seen similar behavior?  I was previously running 1.9.18p4
without any trouble .... then I upgraded and a whole slew of PC's suddenly
couldn't connect to the server any longer. What's even stranger is that I
upgraded 4 server with the same exact binaries ... the other three server
authenticate against the master server and have similar configurations. 
If WINS isn't set on a PC, they can still get to the other slave servers
just fine, but the master server refuses all connections to that PC. 

Any thoughts?

-- jim

On Mon, 20 Jul 1998, Jim Farrell wrote:

> I recently upgraded all our site's samba servers to 1.9.18p8, and I seem to 
> be having many strange problems where they didn't exist before. I haven't 
> made any changes to smb.conf.
> The biggest trouble I seem to have is that people can no longer access 
> printers ... NT/95 just gives a generic "path to server not available" 
> message.  Some nodes even have trouble connecting to shares.  When the 
> PC's browse the network, then can see the server just fine, but often 
> cannot browse any shares on the server.  Rebooting the PC doesn't help.
> I've found that if I configure the WINS services on the PC's, the trouble
> often goes away.  On NT I set "use DNS for WINS resolution". Once WINS is
> properly configured, the PC seems to work fine. smbclient from any 
> machine on the network, and on other subnets has no trouble connecting to 
> the samba services at all.
> I've never had to use WINS services before on my local PC's .... but I set
> the samba server up (a long while ago) to serve WINS anyway just in case
> people needed it.  Now, it looks as if the PC's won't work at all unless
> WINS services are enabled. 
> The [global] section of my smb.conf appears below .... any pointers/help 
> would be appreciated.  If I cannot solve this issue soon, I'll have to 
> back the server upgrade out and continue running older versions.
> Thanks,
> -- jim
> (IP of this server is
> [global]
>    deadtime = 10
>    domain master = yes
>    encrypt passwords = yes
>    guest account = nobody
>    load printers = yes
>    log file = /usr/local/samba/var/logs/log.%m
>    null passwords = no
>    os level = 60
>    preferred master = yes
>    printcap name = /usr/local/samba/lib/printcap
>    printing = sysv
>    remote announce = 
>    remote browse sync =
>    security = user
>    server string = ablab server
>    share modes = no
>    socket options = TCP_NODELAY
>    strict locking = no
>    time server = true
>    username map = /usr/local/samba/private/mapnames
>    wins proxy = yes
>    wins support = yes
>    workgroup = ABLAB

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