[Samba] spoolss, PANIC: internal error and the NT4 Server service

Sam Johnston samj-pub at samj.net
Wed Apr 3 22:17:02 GMT 2002

Hello all,

I'm running 2.2.3a-6 on a Debian testing box with NT 4 clients, and am
getting <Initializing> then <Failed to open, retrying> on samba printer(s).
Observing the logs for the offending machines reveals something apparently
fairly serious:

[2002/04/04 16:01:51, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(381)
  samj logged in as admin user (root privileges)
[2002/04/04 16:01:52, 0] libsmb/cliconnect.c:attempt_netbios_session_request
  attempt_netbios_session_request: MYBOX rejected the session for name
*SMBSERVER with error Called name not present
[2002/04/04 16:01:52, 0]
[2002/04/04 16:01:52, 0] lib/fault.c:fault_report(38)
[2002/04/04 16:01:52, 0] lib/fault.c:fault_report(39)
  INTERNAL ERROR: Signal 11 in pid 29585 (2.2.3a-1 for Debian)
  Please read the file BUGS.txt in the distribution
[2002/04/04 16:01:52, 0] lib/fault.c:fault_report(41)
[2002/04/04 16:01:52, 0] lib/util.c:smb_panic(1064)
  PANIC: internal error

The clients have netbios-node-type 0x2 by DHCP and share the same WINS
server. However, for security, the 'Server' service was disabled some time
ago so they do not register themselves (at least not as SMB servers
anyway). Enabling the Server service resolves the problem.

Why is this? I assume the server *must* connect to the clients for spoolss
to work? I'd really like to disable the server service again so any
suggestions would be welcomed.

Sam Johnston
Australian Online Solutions
1300 132 809

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