Win95 Error51 problem

Michal Jezierski heja at
Fri May 21 14:25:13 GMT 1999

ANA GIRON wrote:
> Hello,
>  I unfortunately am not a systems person but I'm trying to use Samba to
> connect my linux box to two Win95 PC's. I am now able to print from my
> Linux box to my PC printer and now I'm trying to browse the Linux box from
> my PC. I can see my Samba server (the Linux box) in my Network
> Neighborhood. But when I click on it I get an error saying that the
> computer is not recieving requests. In a DOS shell using net view, I get
> an error 51: The computer is not recieving requests...

Permission problems? 

>   I've gone through the diagnostics in John Blairs Samba book and can
> ping, nmbd runs correctly, my netbios name can be resolved etc. etc. The
> only thing that doesn't work is
>   smbclient -L SAMBASERVER -U '' -N
>  I get a session request failed. But what is curious is that if I
> substitute one of my PC's for the samba server, it will work. I've checked
> my netbios-ssn settings in both inetd.conf and services and they seem ok.I
> have security = share in my smb.conf file. Does it have to do with the
> master browser stuff?

Nope, I don't think so (but see below)

> Any suggestion would really be appreciated

Send your smb.conf and we will try to find the solution. You can also
include appropriate parts of log files after you set debug level to at
least 3.



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