samba connection problem

Joel Hammer jhammer2 at
Tue Nov 20 14:12:07 GMT 2001

I would run tcpdump -i eth0 (or eth1, etc) -n | grep 139.
See if the server and the client are at least talking to each other.
They do talk to each other if the hosts allow statement excludes the client.
I would also try removing the hosts allow statement entirely, if you haven't
tried that already.
I would also look at the logs. (log level = 3) Here is what I see when
hosts allow does not permit a connection from the client.
hammer2 is trying to connect to the server.

  only_ipaddrs_in_list: list [localhost] has non-ip address localhost
  check_access: hostnames in host allow/deny list.
  Denied connection from (

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 12:53:24PM -0800, Soo Hom wrote:
> I made the changes in my previous email and restarted the machine.  I'm
> still getting :
> # ./smbclient -L song1
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> session request to SONG1 failed (Not listening for calling name)
> session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening for calling name)
> Any other suggestions?
> Soo

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