smbclient -L hostname -N ==>error

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Wed Nov 28 16:00:04 GMT 2001

It looks like you are trying to get a browse list anonymously from 
a win2k box; in order for this to work, you have to have the local
guest account on that box enabled, otherwise you will get this error.
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Maxwell [mailto:jaymax at]
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 11:47 AM
To: samba at
Subject: smbclient -L hostname -N ==>error


I am a Samba newbie, setting up Samba on a FreeBSD machine in a Windows
(2K) environment [or the other way around] - all in a small LAN behind a

DSL router / firewall. The machines recognize each other in that I can
ping to both in either directions using either IP #'s or hostnames. On
the PC's I am using LMHOST , no local WINS or local DNS (there are DNS's

on the WAN side of the router/gateway), & /etc/hosts on the BSD
platform. OK - so far, so good, -  however on running "smbclient -L
hostname -N" from the command line on the BSD

the following was generated ==>

          added interface ip= bcast=
          Anonymous login successful
          Domain=[DWORKS] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN


                  Sharename      Type      Comment
                  ---------                ----            -------
          Error returning browse list: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access


                  Server               Comment
                  ---------                   -------

                  Workgroup            Master
                  ---------                       -------


Obviously something is wrong w/ my setup but I can't tell what,
hopefully some one will recognize and advise.

--  Joe  --

PS:  I have virtually all the services & protocols installed on the
PC's, TCP/IP, Clients for Microsoft etc. Hope I have provided sufficient

info for diagnosis.

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