SAMBA digest 2391 / Samba 2.0.6 on SCO Unix 5.0.5

Axel Neumann amn at
Wed Jan 26 15:55:25 GMT 2000

Denis Caron wrote:
	>>We seem to be experiencing some problems with Samba 2.0.6 on SCO Unix
	>>Openserver 5.0.5.
	>>I'm wondering if anybody else is using this version of Samba on SCO. I used
	>>an older version 3 years ago and rarely had a problem. I just installed this
	>>version and am experiencing an annoying problem:
	>>We use windows 95, 98 and NT4.0 (SP3/SP6) workstations. All passwords are
	>>set to clear text. The samba server is not set as a domain controller, so
	>>we're using the  Unix passwords to accept/reject users. smbd and nmbd are
	>>started at boot time, not with inetd.
	>>The problem mainly occurs with windows 95 machines: all users are repeatedly
	>>prompted for their passwords: it does not appear to be kept in the cache.
	>>Occasionally the user will also be refused writing to a file that he/she
	>>just wrote to ??
	>>The problem also occurs with windows NT systems, although in a slightly
	>>different fashion. I do keep a share mounted permanently on the NT machine,
	>>so it remembers the password there - once I've entered it when I logon to
	>>NT. However, I will experience problems with writing files, or occasionally
	>>evern reading files from the NT server. In certain cases, my whole NT system
	>>appears to lock-up. If I check the Unix/Samba server, I find that a whole
	>>bunch of smbd processes were started up, as if the connection was attempted
	>>Right around that same time, I see the following error in the log for that
	>>  32 bit error packet at line 1396 cmd=160 (SMBnttrans) eclass=c0000120
	>>Unknown error (32,49152)]
	>>Is the error related? What can I do about it?
	>>Is anyone else using this version of Samba on SCO Openserver 5.0.5?
	>>What is the latest Samba release you are using, without any problems, on
	>>Thanks a bunch
	>>Denis Caron
	>>Smith Travel Research
	>>denis at
	>>denis at
	I am also running the Samba 2.0.6 (the latest available version) on SCO OS5.05 with some small problems. 
	These have been bypassed and now it runs smoothly. The main thing was to disable oplocks and kernel 

	Check if your smb.conf is correct and check if your network is configured correctly. If you doubt that the 
	executables of Samba are not correct, you can download a binary version of Samba 2.0.5a from SCO. 
	Please be aware that this version will not work on a SCO OS5 SMP system.

	Best regards,

Axel Neumann
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