Does Samba4 Alpha6 support IPV6?

Sun_Peixing at Sun_Peixing at
Thu Apr 2 15:54:33 GMT 2009

Hi All:


I downloaded and installed Samba4 Alpha6 on my IPV6 compatible Linux

I tried to use smbclient to connect a share using IPV4 IP, it works.

I tried to use smbclient to connect another share using IPV6 IP, it
failed with BAD_NETWORK_NAME error.


I searched on Google for "Samba4" and IPV6,  I think Samba4 doesn't
support IPV6.

Could anybody confirm this for me?




Peixing Sun



root at rtptcs44026 kumar]# ./smbclient //

smb: \> quit


[root at rtptcs44026 kumar]# ./smbclient

Connection to \\2620:0:170:446:0:bad:beef:2\svr2sh1
<file:///\\2620:0:170:446:0:bad:beef:2\svr2sh1>  failed -




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