SMBClient & Windows 2000

Brian Sheldon bsheldon at
Mon Mar 26 07:36:12 GMT 2001

Samba 2.0.7 running on Compaq AlphaServer Tru64. Using smbclient to get
files from a Windows 2000 Server. Nearly always we get a non-specific
error code, sample below. When it does fail, it fails consistently. In
the example below, whenever this particular get fails, it always fails
at exactly the same point. The same is the case with other files and it
doesn't seem to matter about the file size, it's not just large files
that are failing.

Has anyone come across this before?


Brian Sheldon

Sample fail:

Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Server time is Mon Mar 26 08:30:27 2001
Timezone is UTC+1.0
Domain=[ALDCLIFFE] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
smb: \> cd steve
smb: \steve\> cd test
smb: \steve\test\> get diary.dos
getting file \steve\test\diary.dos of size 14495563 bytes as diary.dos
Error ERR
SRV - ERRerror (Non-specific error code.) reading remote file
Error reading file \steve\test\diary.dos. Got 14483235 bytes
(824.787 kb/s) (average 824.787 kb/s)
smb: \steve\test\>

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