[Samba] smbclient -M/session request failed

Malte.Neubecker at computacenter.com Malte.Neubecker at computacenter.com
Tue Apr 22 14:21:43 GMT 2003

Hi Folks!

I try to send a popup via "smbclient -M" from a sun (SunOS 5.8, Samba
2.0.7, hostname "sonne") to a WinXP (hostname "dezntmneubeck_x") but it
fails. Both machines are in the same physical network. All I get are the
following lines:

root at sonne(1017)/> smbclient -s /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf -M dezntmneubeck_x
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session request failed

I succeded to send a popup from the mentioned Sun to other XP machines.
They are clones from my dezntmneubeck_x and differ in name, IP Number,
Windows SID and some user specific settings, not related to the network or
I also succeded to send a popup from other WinPC's to my XP dezntmneubeck_x
via "c:> net send".

Maybe, a debug helps to analyse it:
root at sonne(1018)/> smbclient -s /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf -M dezntmneubeck_x -d 10
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Client started (version 2.2.2).
resolve_lmhosts: Attempting lmhosts lookup for name dezntmneubeck_x<0x20>
startlmhosts: Can't open lmhosts file /usr/local/samba/lib/lmhosts. Error was No such file or directory
resolve_hosts: Attempting host lookup for name dezntmneubeck_x<0x20>
Connecting to at port 139
socket option SO_KEEPALIVE = 0
socket option SO_REUSEADDR = 0
socket option SO_BROADCAST = 0
socket option TCP_NODELAY = 1
socket option IPTOS_LOWDELAY = 0
socket option IPTOS_THROUGHPUT = 0
socket option SO_SNDBUF = 16384
socket option SO_RCVBUF = 25200
Could not test socket option SO_SNDLOWAT.
Could not test socket option SO_RCVLOWAT.
Could not test socket option SO_SNDTIMEO.
Could not test socket option SO_RCVTIMEO.
write_socket(4,76) wrote 76
Sent session request
got smb length of 1
session request failed
root at sonne(1019)/>

Do you have in idea how to make it run?
Thanks in advance.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen - Yours sincerely

Malte Neubecker
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