[Samba] Inconsistent Connection

msamba at mail-ph.ph.koop.cz msamba at mail-ph.ph.koop.cz
Wed Jun 30 07:33:56 GMT 2004


We have exactly the same problem!!!! Our configuration:

RedHat 7.3
Samba 3.0.1
OpenLDAP 2.0.25

1 PDC, 2 BDC

We have Win98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP clients. Only some of them 
(about 200 are part of the Samba domain).

Sharing among computers that are not in the domain is OK.

Sharing on computers connected to Samba domain causes exactly the same 
problems you describe. It doesn't matter whether you share files or 
printers. Sometimes it works, but you are often not able to list 
available shares on the client.

I tried:
- shutdown both BDC servers
- create lmhosts file on clients with line:
  IPOfServer	NameOfServer 	#PRE #DOM:NameOfDomain
- check WINS

Nothing helped! And what really suprised me: I realized, I have the same 
problems, when I try to connect with smbclient on our Samba server to 
share on domain workstation. Sometimes it works, but usually I get error 
messages with different NT error codes.

On http://www.volny.cz/msladek/problem.zip there is log file (level 5)  
from workstation called armada which provides some shares. I tried to
connect to those shares from workstation named msladek-xp.

I would appreciate any suggestion which could solve our problem.

Best regards


> Hi!
> I am just curious if someone has experience this before.  I have a Linux acting
> as a samba server and then have Windows 2000 and Windows XP workstations.  When
> users log in, everyone can see other computers.  However, when they try to
> connect to other machines, sometimes they may connect in, sometimes they will
> get error message "The system cannot find message text for message number 0x%1
> in the message file for %2", othertime they will get error message "An internal
> windows 2000 error occured.  Like, at each moment, they may see different
> situation.  Thus, will there be have a chance that someone will have a solution
> for the above problem?
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Matthew.

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