help random connect problems with samba shares
lec at adl.dmt.csiro.au
Thu Dec 16 01:15:30 GMT 1999
I have samba2.0.5a running on a sun ultra 2 with Solaris 2.7 installed. Clients
are win95/98 and NT4 SP5. I am running nis and automounter on a sunos 4.1.3
I have had a number of randomly occuring failures to connect to smb shares
reported over the last few weeks. These seem to occur only from the NT clients.
The clients cannot see the samba server at all on some occassions. Other times
they can see the server name in the network neighbourhood but cannot see the
shares, they are then presented with an incorrect password prompt. They enter
the correct user name and password but are still denied access to the shares
Below is an extract from the smb.conf file
nis homedir = true
homedir map = auto.home
log file = /var/samba/log/%m.log
max log size = 1
lock directory = /var/samba/locks
share modes = yes
comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
read only = no
create mode = 0750
shares are made to users
The output below is the smb.log file for a recent machine that failed to access
the users home directory.
what problem if any does the message indicate?
[1999/12/16 08:15:07, 1] smbd/service.c:make_connection(521)
suttung (22.214.171.124) connect to service jps as user jps (uid=380, gid=15)
[1999/12/16 08:26:38, 0] smbd/nttrans.c:call_nt_transact_ioctl(2387)
call_nt_transact_ioctl: Currently not implemented.
I also ran smbclient -L to see if i could contact the PC from the samba server
and got the following error
smbclient -L suttung -U admin
Added interface ip=126.96.36.199 bcast=188.8.131.52 nmask=255.255.255.0
session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
I then asked the user to browse the neighbourhood. He could then see the server,
was prompted for a password to access the shares. Once he reentered the password
he could access the shares and subsequently mount them.
Other users have reported that if they try a number of times (eg four) they do
Any ideas what else i should test to help isolated the problem?
Laurie Care CSIRO
Network and Systems Administrator Manufacturing Science & Technology
Email Laurie.Care at cmst.csiro.au Adelaide Laboratory
Ph. 61 08 83039158 P.O. Box 4
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