[Samba] Network neighborhood does not connect to samba server

RVNS RVNS at naturesmist.com
Mon Jul 29 15:44:02 GMT 2002

I am running Red Hat 7.3 and samba 2.2.3a

I can see the samba server in network neighborhood however when I try to connect I 
receive the following error:


my smb.conf file is as follows:

  workgroup = POND
  encrypt passwords = yes
  security = SHARE


  guest OK = yes
  read only = no
  path = /


  path = /
  read only = no

Testparm yields no errors

I have set up the hosts file with the users.  the main one I am working with at this point is 

The work group name is "POND".

The client machine name is NEWT.

I have set up the smbpasswd -a steve   then set the password the same as on the 
windows ME password for steve.  this is on the machine called NEWT

smb is running as a daemon.

.ns and .ssn are running on ports 137 and 139 respectively.

I have tried using the "DIAGNOSIS.txt for samba release 2.2.0-alpha3 24 Mar 2001 
troubleshooting guide to no avail.

smbclient -U% -L PUDDLES	yields the following

	sharename		type		comment
	homes			disk
	AllFiles			disk		AllFiles
	IPC$			IPC$		IPC Service 	(2.2.3a)
	ADMIN$		disk		IPC Service	(2.2.3a)

	server			comment

	PUDDLES		samba 2.2.3a

	Work group		master


when i execute nmblookup -B PUDDLES _SAMBA_ I receive the following

	quering _SAMBA_ on
	tdb ((null)):tdb_open_ex:could not open file /var/cache/samba/unexpected.tdb:
	no such file or directory
	name_query failed to find _SAMBA_

when I execute nmblookup -B NEWT '*'    I receive the following: *<<00>*<00>>       

I'm not sure what other information to include at this point.

Please let me know if you have any ideas.

Thank you,


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