smbclient error message

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Wed Mar 21 14:09:21 GMT 2001

Hi Malar,
Unless you are using the CIFS/9000 SERVER (samba) version that ships with
HP-UX 11.0,
Samba defaults the guest account to the unix user nobody, and unix group
nogroup; these are set to negative numbers on an HP-UX system, and Samba
will choke on these.  So it is possible (guessing without seeing a debug
log) that this is your issue; try creating a dummy user in your /etc/passwd
file (we use smbnull) and setting "guest account=smbnull" in your global
section of smb.conf.
Probably a long shot, but easy to try.

-----Original Message-----
From: Malar [mailto:malarsta at]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2001 1:44 AM
To: samba
Subject: smbclient error message

Hello Samba Gurus,

I am new to samba. I configured samba in an HPUX machine. And when i run
smbclient program i got the following error message.

# smbclient -U% -L localhost
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=

Domain=[CADCAM] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.0.7]
tree connect failed: code 0

Can anyone guide me?

Thanks in advance,


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