Regression: smbclient fails with "protocol negotiation failed"

Fredrik Öhrn ohrn at
Tue Jul 30 05:30:02 GMT 2002

I just noticed that 'smbclient -L some_server' fails with the message
"protocol negotiation failed" when some_server is running samba 2.2.5

The version of smbclient doesn't matter, and it works OK against a 2.2.2 
server i still have around.

Other aspects like mounting shares and stuff works, nor does the 
"Network Neighborhood" in Windows seem to suffer.

If there's anything I can do to help debug this further I'd be glad to 


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Fredrik Öhrn                               Chalmers University of Technology
ohrn at                                                  Sweden

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