[Samba] Session startup failed

chris harrison chris at lowfield.com
Thu Jul 31 17:01:41 GMT 2003

Greetings list,

I'm trying to configure Samba 2.2.8a (running on Debian woody). 
I've also been trying to get PAM working so as to be able 
to authenticate against a Win2k network server. I think something
I did to get that working has broken something else :( 

I can smbmount to a windows share. 

smbmount //windowsbox/chris /tmp/chris -o username=chris%password

works with no problems. 

I can ping my linux machine from a windows machine. 

testparm seems to pass the smb.conf ok - unless the winbind separator
message is fatally serious? 

testparm ./smb.conf
Load smb config files from ./smb.conf
Processing section "[ch]"
Processing section "[public]"
Loaded services file OK.
'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

I cannot, though, see my Linux machine from windows. 
I can't even see the shares I have created; 

thruxton:/usr/local/samba/lib# smbclient -U chris%password -L thruxton
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session setup failed: Call returned zero bytes (EOF)

hosts allow = 192. 127.
host deny = all

Does anyone have any ideas as to what I might try?

I can't seem to find that many references using Google to that 
particular error message. 

Suggestions gratefully received ... 

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