[Samba] smbclient to sent message to windows users fails
josh at jbc.edu
Wed Apr 20 16:46:51 GMT 2005
Marcel J.E. Mol wrote:
>Up till a few months ago I had no problems sending popup messages to
>windows-xp pcs like this:
> echo "New fax arrived $pages pages" | /usr/bin/smbclient -U FAX -M jo >>/tmp/smbclient.log
>Lately however this does not work anymore. The log file contains nothing
>at all. This was still with samba 2.2.3 on an readhat 7.2 server.
>I'm not really aware of chagend to the windows clients (windows-xp
>profesional), but then again some auto update might have caused this.
I think that XP Service Pack 2 may have disabled the Messenger service,
since it was often abused by spammers. Check to make sure that it's set
to Automatic and is running (under Control Panel, Administrative Tools,
Services). Also check your firewall; for the Windows Firewall, enabling
an exception for File and Printer Sharing should be enough to make
messages work, but I'm not certain.
>And in other cases:
> added interface ip=192.168.10.10 bcast=192.168.10.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
> Cannot resolve name jo#0x3
>(I don't understand where this #0x3 comes from...)
Windows appends numbers to indicate various specific services. See
for a list of the various numbers and what they mean. 0x3 means the
Messenger service; if it's not found, then I'd guess the Messenger
service isn't running.
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