Samba problems with windows explorer on Win2k Clients

Thomas Schalch schalch at
Mon Jan 15 09:38:28 GMT 2001

Hi all,

I have got a server running Samba 2.0.7 on a Redhat 6.1 Linux box and
Windows 2000 Pro Clients. All of them are joined to a Win2k domain.
The problem is the following:
At first glance, everything seems to work fine, but lately some users had
frequent crashes of Windows explorer and if you delete a file you get an
error message even if the deletion worked. I checked the log files and found
that they are full of messages like this (mainly occuring when a network
drive is mounted).

[2001/01/11 15:51:40, 3] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(805)
  Domain=[]  NativeOS=[Windows 2000 2195] NativeLanMan=[Windows 2000 5.0]
[2001/01/11 15:51:40, 3] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(809)
[2001/01/11 15:51:40, 3] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(952)
  No such user  - using guest account
[2001/01/11 15:51:40, 1] smbd/reply.c:reply_sesssetup_and_X(988)
  Username  is invalid on this system

There seems to bee something wrong with the communication between Win2k and
Samba in therms of username and domain name. It doesn't happen with Win95
The following is the smb.conf (replaced sensitive information with xxx) file
I'm using.

# Global parameters
	workgroup = XXX
	server string = file server
	security = DOMAIN
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	password server = *
	log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
	max log size = 50
	local master = No
	guest account =
	hosts allow = xxx

	comment = %U's Home Directory
	writeable = Yes
	inherit permissions = Yes
	browseable = No

	path = /home/share
	writeable = Yes
	inherit permissions = Yes

I hope somebody can help me. Thanks.


Thomas Schalch

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