[Samba] Re: Win XP 'Network path was not found' Error when connecting to Samba s

Lamier Bennett lamierbennett at lycos.com
Wed Apr 23 17:28:23 GMT 2003

Sorry, for the resend, but I found out another piece of information that may be helpful.  I did a Ethereal check and then tried accessing the Samba Serve from my XP box.  The Linux box got 3 NBNS Name queries on the Share Sambaserve and the response from the linux box was a ICMP saying Destination unreachable.  Then 3 more NBNS broadcasts for the name query which Linux did not respond to.

Thank you for your time.

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 11:36:30  
 Lamier Bennett wrote:
>I am running a network with 2 XP boxes and 1 RH8.0 box running Samba 2.2.8a (bin pkg).  I have also tried Samba 2.2.5 (the included distro ver.) and Samba 3 (not in depth though).
>I have added my WinXP username/passwd to smbpasswd and to the Linux User list.  I've tried encrypt passwords and have even tried playing with the 'gpedit.msc' in Win XP to turn off encryption to 3rd party SMB servers. 
>I also looked through other newsgroup listings on this problem and tried http://groups.google.com/groups?q=windows+xp+network+path+was+not+found+group:linux.samba.*&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&group=linux.samba.*&selm=0fmc3us0pv70mtuclij6p848kh1jmklq50%404ax.com&rnum=3
>I ran a log file at log level 2 and it shows literally nothing other than the start-up information.  It doesn't show a usern/passwd challenge from either of the two XP boxes trying to connect to the share.
>>From the Windows view, I can see the Samba Share in the WORKGROUP (also named workgroup) but get the network error when I try to drill down it.  The network error is also given when I try to manually put in the UNC or IP of the Samba share.
>fyi: The RH8.0 linux box is on the network and is pingable from the XP boxes.  It also uses my DSL Router just fine (I'm typing this e-mail from that server in fact).
>I'm under the impression it's got to be a WinXP setting I'm missing or a IPTABLES settings that's messed up (doubtfull on that one).
>netbios name = SambaServe
>workgroup = WORKGROUP
>wins support = yes
>security = user
>character set = ISO8859-15
>client code page = 850
>encrypt passwords = no
># gpedit.msc is set to send non-encrypted password to 3rd 
># party SMB servers
>local master = yes
>preferred master = yes
>os level = 65
>log file = /etc/samba/troubleshoot.log
>log level = 2
>comment = Home Directories
>path = /home
>read only = no
>create mask = 0640
>directory mask = 0750
>browseable = no
>comment = Testing only
>path = /pub
>create mask = 0700
>read only = no
>guest only = yes
>Thank you for your time, and any help is greatly appreciated.
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