Smbclient Can't See NT 4 Server

Michael Tibor tibor at
Wed Oct 22 06:00:21 GMT 1997

I've been pulling my hair out over this one for what seems like forever
now, and I was hoping someone here would be able to give me an idea what's
going on.

smbd and nmbd seem to be working great, however neither smbclient nor
smbmount (smbfs-2.02) will connect to the NT box when Win95 machines have
no problem. Here's what happens with smbmount: 

asimov:~# smbmount //tolkien/cdrom /mnt/ntcdrom -n
smb_get_length: Invalid NBT packet
smb_dont_catch_keepalive: server->data_ready == NULL
smb_dont_catch_keepalive: server->data_ready == NULL
mount error: Invalid argument
Please look at smbmount's manual page for possible reasons

And here's what happens with smbclient:

asimov:~# smbclient //tolkien/cdrom
Added interface ip= bcast=  \
Session request failed (131,130) with myname=ASIMOV destname=TOLKIEN
Called name not present
Try to connect to another name (instead of TOLKIEN)
You may find the -I option useful for this

I'm running Samba on a Slackware Linux box with a 2.0.31-pre10 kernel and
Samba 1.9.17p2.  The NT box is NT 4.0 with SP3 with the reg entry to
re-enable cleartext passwords.

If anyone has any ideas about what's going on here, I'd *really*
appreciate hearing from you. 


Mike Tibor        University of Alaska Anchorage    (907) 786-1001 voice
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