[Samba] Re: problems accessing samba server from Pocket PC with Windows Mobil e 2003

Johnny Shih awei29 at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 20 15:51:15 GMT 2003

Hi Torsten,

Sorry I am able to offer a solution to your problem here.  Instead, 
myself has encountered the same problem since switching to samba 3 and 
is hoping to hear from you if you have got any progress since then.

Thanks alot,
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Isenhardt, Torsten wrote:
> Hi all,
> when accessing a samba server version 2.2.8a from a Pocket PC with Windows
> Mobile 2003
> you can give a password and tell the Pocket PC to remember it.
> But, if you switch off the device or remove the LAN-card the stored password
> is lost (or send in a different way as Pocket PC 2002).
> Maybe the procedure of sending the stored password has been changed, 
> because Pocket PC 2002 works fine with samba, 
> and accessing a W2K works also fine with Windows Mobile 2003...
> So, I tried accessing a samba server version 3.0.0 from a Pocket PC with
> Windows Mobile
> 2003, but I always got the error message:
> "Cannot find file '\\' (or one of its components). 
> Check to ensure the path and filename are correct and 
> that all required libraries are available."
> I tried to connect to '\\hostname' or '\\hostname\path' but it is alway
> replaced with '\\'.
> When I tried '//hostname' or '//hostname/path' the same error message
> appears with 
> '//hostname' or '//hostname/path' instead of '\\'.
> With Pocket PC 2002 or W2K a connection to samba server version 3.0.0 is
> established
> without any problems.
> Any ideas how to manage this?
>    Torsten

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