[Samba] WinXP fails to find samba server

Patrick Hendricks takumi.hendricks at attbi.com
Wed Mar 12 09:33:31 GMT 2003

I set up a samba server which can be connected to be other linux boxes. 
Everything works great when I connect through a linux machine, but when 
I try connecting through my WinXP (sp1) box I cannot connect to the 
samba server.  The XP box gives me a "system error 53 has occured.  The 
network path was not found."  So I was curious if my linux box was even 
responding to my window computer.  so I turned on tcp dump and tried to 
access the server.  This is what I get:

02:33:18.072576 > S [tcp sum ok] 
564739778:564739778(0) win 64240 <mss 1460,nop,nop,sackOK> (DF) (ttl 
128, id 19947, len 48)
02:33:18.072599 > R [tcp sum ok] 
0:0(0) ack 1 win 0 (DF) (ttl 64, id 0, len 40)

I find that kinda strange since samba is listening on port 139 and my 
windows box is trying to connect to port 445.  I checked the log file 
and i's still just sitting there waiting for a connection.

Other than that, I'm stumped.  Anyone have an idea? 

P Hendricks

ps: here's my smb.conf if ya wanna see it:

   netbios name = bunta
   workgroup = revil
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   log level = 3
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd
   wins support = yes
   dns proxy = no

   path = /home/public
   browseable = yes
   guest ok = yes
   read only = no

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