[Samba] prevent smbclient from trying 445?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Fri Feb 20 23:00:06 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-21 at 09:55, David Wuertele wrote:
> When I use smbclient to access an IOMEGA NAS server, smbclient tries
> to access port 445 for a full five minutes before timing out:
>   [2004/02/20 17:48:24, 10] lib/gencache.c:gencache_get(262)
>     Returning valid cache entry: key = NBT/NAS_120_1#20, value =, timeout = Fri Feb 20 17:53:22 2004
>   [2004/02/20 17:48:24, 5] libsmb/namecache.c:namecache_fetch(201)
>     name nas_120_1#20 found.
>   [2004/02/20 17:48:24, 3] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_out(698)
>     Connecting to at port 445
>   [2004/02/20 17:51:38, 2] lib/util_sock.c:open_socket_out(733)
>     error connecting to (Connection timed out)
> Next, smbclient goes on to contact it on port 139, and all works great
> right away.
> Can I direct smbclient to not use 445?  Anyone have an idea why
> smbclient is getting stuck in this tar pit for five minutes?

We really expect hosts to do the sensible thing, and return connection
refused in this case.  

We probably should do what MS does, which is to connect to both ports,
then throw one connection away.  It's not exactly nice however...

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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