Remote win98 refusing to connect to samba server

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Jan 23 21:27:44 GMT 2000

At 06:41 AM 1/24/00 +1100, Elias Lofgren wrote:
>The problem: attempting to connect to a samba network drive from a
>Windows 98 machine gives me the error message: "Not logged on".
>We have been running samba to serve a number of w95 clients for a couple
>of years.  Some of the clients are remote and we don't bother with running
>nmbd(8), so all clients have LMHOSTS files.
>The problem is related to a new W98 machine that we have just acquired.
>While we've never had any problems with W95 machines, the new one just
>refuses to connect.
>I have tried a few of the tricks in DIAGNOSIS.txt, but to no avail.
>1. Ping and WWW to the server works, so there clearly is an established
>   connection.
>2. W95 clients work flawlessly with the same setup (PPP dialup).
>3. I have "encrypt passwords = yes", as required by W98.
>It seems that the client never even attempts to connect to the server.
>Doing a "NET VIEW" or "NET USE" on the client gives a "Not logged on"
>error, while trying "NET LOGON" says ~"Can't logon from DOS-prompt"~.
>How am I supposed to "log on" on the W98 client in order to be able
>to make an SMB connection?
>Has anyone else had this problem?
Do you get a login prompt when you start Windows 98?  This is normaly
where you log in.  If you do not get the prompt, go to the control
panel, select networking, and add client for Microsoft network.
>From the sounds of things, you it is probably not installed.
Also, check that the primary network logon is Client for Microsoft

You can also check the start menu, to see if it offers a logon option.
I know when you are logged into a network, it offers a logoff option.
(I would test it now, but I need the network connection...)


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