[Samba] 'smbclient' fails on server

jegley at cox.net jegley at cox.net
Wed Mar 24 05:01:16 GMT 2004

Newbie. Been trying to solve this for days. 
'smbclient -L SERVERNAME' 
I have checked   and see no problem here. Tried ethereal 
(listening on 137, 138, 139, and 445), nothing other than 
some broadcasts from my W2K machines and a broadcast 
announcement from the server. 
I did notice this in the nmbd.log 
Samba name server ATHLON1 is now a local master browser for 
workgroup WORKGROUP on subnet 
it seems like the subnet should end in 255, no? But I 
cannot determine from where it is picking this up. As I 
said I've checked lmhosts, hosts, resolv.conf. 
My smb.conf is short, so I will include it here. 
# Samba config file created using SWAT 
# from ( 
# Date: 2004/03/22 20:52:15 
# Global parameters 
        interfaces = eth0, lo, 
        security = SHARE 
        guest account = pcguest 
        log level = 10 
        log file = /usr/local/samba/log.%m 
        dns proxy = No 
        ldap ssl = no 
        hosts allow = 192.168.., 127. 
        hosts deny = ALL 
        comment = Home Directories 
        read only = No 
        create mask = 0750 
        comment = All Printers 
        path = /tmp 
        create mask = 0700 
        printable = Yes 
        browseable = No 
The specific return is: 
athlon1:/usr/local/samba/lib # smbclient -L athlon1 
session request to ATHLON1 failed (Call returned zero bytes 
session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Call returned zero 
bytes (EOF)) 
athlon1:/usr/local/samba/lib # 
Samba version 3.0.2a 
Linux kernel: 2.4.21-199 
Any help or other suggestions? 
Skip Egley 

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