[Samba] RE: strange connection attempts in log files

Eirik Thorsnes Eirik.Thorsnes at fys.uib.no
Sat Mar 23 04:18:04 GMT 2002

Sorry that I don't have any solution, just wanted to chime in with a "me
post to let you know that it shouldn't necessarely be a faulty setup on
your part.
(unless of course we both have the same mistake in our setups).
I have seen this both on home directories, and on regular shares. I have yet
to make out any pattern on this, because as you say - it comes and goes
and the
users usually gets connected after a while.

Eirik Thorsnes

Jason Barker wrote:

>Oops. Meant to say "minus ONE letter".
>And, the service's full name is "utils", but the client tries to connect to
>"util". The connection is sucessful eventually, after the client starts
>using the right name.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:	Jason Barker 
>> Sent:	Friday, March 22, 2002 2:25 PM
>> To:	'samba at lists.samba.org'
>> Subject:	strange connection attempts in log files
>> For quite some time I have seen many connection attempts in log files that
>> list the share name minus on letter, example:
>> [2002/03/13 10:56:45, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(248)
>>   intrepid ( couldn't find service util
>> This was a connection attempt from my computer to the Samba server,
>> through Windows Explorer, and I did not type the path in manually, rather
>> I double clicked on the share in the list of shares on the server.
>> For each time it does it, it repeats in the log many times, for example,
>> the connection attempt above will have a time of 10:56:45, another at
>> 10:56:52, two at 10:56:53, etc.
>> Is this something Windows is doing, or is it samba? Any ideas?
>> It is not a big problem, it just makes really messy log files!

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