protocol negotiation failed?

Hongwei Li hongwei at
Mon Feb 7 21:59:47 GMT 2000


I just installed RedHat 6.0 and samba-2.0.6. The compile and installation
look okay.  I set password server to our NT server.  Then, I test it by


I got (home is the only service provided on this Linux system):

Processing section "[homes]"
Loaded services file OK.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions
        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No

However, when I run smbclient, I got error:

 /usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient -L elyback
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
protocol negotiation failed

"elyback" is this RH 6.0 system.  Can somebody tell me what "protocol
negotiation failed" means?  How to fix it?

I appreciate all the help!

H. Li

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