Samba Version 1.9.18

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Nov 13 04:35:02 GMT 2001

marksamba at wrote:

> Hello all,
> We've been running samba version 1.9.18 quite happily 

> on a Sequent S5000 box running dynix/ptx v4.2.3. We are now 

> moving to a IBM P660 running AIX V4. I have reinstalled samba 

> on the new box from a tar file and copied over the smb.conf 

> file. When I expand Network Neighbourhood I can see the 

> configured shares however whenever I click on any of them

> to expand further I get the following message: 

> \\'ServerName'\'ShareName' is not accessible - 

> The specified network name is no longer available. 

> I've run testparm and smbclient and all looks ok.

> Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to look.

Firstly, 1.9.18 is very old. Upgrade!

Secondly, do your users have permission to read the directory that is 
being shared? This can cause similar problems.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, LPIC-1,, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba
in 24 Hours, Special Edition, Using Samba

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