help needed with smbclient with broken pipe

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Mon Dec 27 04:39:47 GMT 1999

I am getting the following error from smbclient and am not sure as where the
problem is.

smb: \gcc\> dir
write_socket_data: write failure. Error = broken pipe
write_socket: Error writing 91 bytes to socket 3: ERRNO = broken pipe
failed session setup
Error writing 91 bytes to client. -1. Exiting

This appears to be happening about a minute after I establish a session.  Up
until that time file transfers and directories seem to work well.

The platform details:


OpenVMS Alpha 7.2.  Digital TCP/IP Services V5.0

The smbclient is connecting to a Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 5
system running on a 90 Mhz pentium.

The socket options in smb.conf are:

   socket options = SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_KEEPALIVE

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