Vista RC2 doesn't like samba-3.0.10+ or 3.0.22+

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu Oct 12 22:58:10 GMT 2006

On Fri, Oct 13, 2006 at 10:52:18AM +1300, Jason Haar wrote:
> We've got a weird one...
> We have just got some test Vista RC2 boxes up, and they can't reliably
> connect to our Samba servers. We have CentOS4.4 samba-3.0.10-1.4E.9 and
> FC5 samba-3.0.23c-1.fc5 (fully patched), and they present a weird problem.
> With Win2000, WinXP and Win2K3 clients, they are acting fine. But with
> Vista, you can't get a sharing listing (via \\hostname) nor connect to a
> share (via \\hostname\share) - instead Vista reports "The parameter is
> incorrect" and indeed the Samba logs show "NT_STATUS_INVALID_PARAMETER".
> It appears when Vista and Samba are negotiating what they have in
> common, Vista asks for something Samba doesn't have and then stops?
> Anyway, the *really* weird thing is that although \\servername doesn't
> work - *if you create a "netbios aliases" entry* within smb.conf - Vista
> can connect to  that!!!!
> Has anyone any idea what that could mean?

I think Volker added a fix for something like this into the SAMBA_3_0
source tree. Are the servers in a AD domain ?

If so that would explain why the alias entry makes a difference, with
the primary name they're using krb5 (which Volker added a fix for)
with the alias name they're using NTLM.


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