Browsing from NT 4.0

don_mccall at don_mccall at
Thu Mar 2 16:37:00 GMT 2000

Hi James,
One of the things that NT does different from WIN9x is that it attempts
to 'browse' using a null session.  This typically means that SAMBA is
going to try to make the attachement for the 'null' username as SAMBA's
guest account (by default 'nobody').
On a lot of HP systems the 'nobody' /etc/passwd entry is set as 
uid -2 and gid -2.  These uid/gid values are invalid for samba, and you
will get messages that look like the following in your samba log files:

 Username nobody is invalid on this system  

I don't know that this is YOUR problem, but it's worth a quick

Hope this helps,

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