[Samba] connecting to samba server from win2k

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at samba.org
Tue Jul 16 13:40:03 GMT 2002

On Tue, Jul 16, 2002 at 09:28:36PM +0100, Paul Daukas wrote about 'RE: [Samba] connecting to samba server from win2k':
> Machine A is a server a Sun box (not sure which version of Solaris) that has
> samba installed on it and has a few shares on it, so that windows machines
> can access it through those different shares

> machine B is a windows 2000 professional box standard installation fully
> patched from microsoft website, configuration is identical to 20 other
> desktops in the company that can easily access machine A with no problems.

> We have other server C that has same configuration as machine A.  machine B
> can easily access server C as well as all other servers using samba, except
> server A.

> If i try pinging machine A from machine B, pinging works fine.  but when i
> try typing \\severname it fails miserably giving me system error 53.

> The worrying bit about this is that this problem is not consistent, it would
> be much easier to think this through if I could not connect to any of the
> samba servers from the machine B or if none of our desktops could connect to
> server A.  But this problem seems to be just between this server and one
> desktop, which to be honest doesn't make sense at all.

What version of samba are you running? 2.2.5 is the latest.. Have you
tried 3.0 yet? 

'sniffing' your network with a program like ethereal might give you
some useful information.


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