Bad error code from Samba: Invalid System Name

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Sep 28 16:09:54 GMT 1999


If the user has set up a share where the directory being shared does not
exist or has permissions problems, Samba returns an error of:

   ERRSRV: Invalid Server Name (an 06) error.

This is incredibly bad, as it does not relate to the real problem.

Can it be changed to something more reasonable, like permission denied, or
directory does not exist ...

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
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