Need help with samba

Kory Hamzeh kory at
Sat Sep 15 15:44:02 GMT 2001

I'm running samba 2.0.8 under FreeBSD RELEASE-4.3 and I seem to have
problems with win98 clients. The machine shows up in the network
neighborhood, but when I double click on the machine, I get the following
error: "\\machinename is not accessible. The specified computer did not
receive your request. Try again later."

I have an entry for the machine in /etc/passwd (tomcat$) and I also used
smbpasswd to add it to the smb password list.

On the FBSD machine's log.smb I see:

[2001/09/14 20:41:44, 0] lib/access.c:check_access(262)
  Denied connection from (
[2001/09/14 20:41:44, 1] smbd/process.c:process_smb(611)
  Connection denied from

testparm does not return any errors.

Running "smbstatus" displays:

Couldn't open status file /var/spool/lock/STATUS..LCK

/var/spool/lock is setup as:

drwxr-xr-x  2 root  wheel   512 Sep 15 15:31 lock

Here is my basic smb.conf file:

   debug level = 9
   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   server string = Samba Server
   hosts allow = 199.33.206 127.
   load printers = yes
   log file = /var/log/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
   dns proxy = no

   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writeable = yes

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   guest ok = no
   writeable = no
   printable = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /tmp
   read only = no
   public = yes

You'll noticed that it is pretty much a stock configuration file. Note that
the tcp/ip domain of the win98 client and the machine running samba are
different. Would that cause this error? If not, what else can I check for?


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