[Samba] virtual server configuration issues

Tim Harvey tim_harvey at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 28 13:41:07 GMT 2005


You are the king!  This WAS the issue (that I have been struggling with for
over a year and always giving up on).  

Now when I do a 'smbclient -L <virtualserver>' the %L gets the correct value

So, I suppose that all the examples and documentation I've found on the net are
not entirely correct in that they also need to specify 'smb port = 139' for it
to work correctly with Win2K and later:
  * http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/ch06.html

This is one of those obscure things that if you don't understand all the inner
workings of samba and its configuration options (and Win2K and beyond) I don't
see how you would get it working.

Is there any reason why 'smb ports = 139' should be the default?  After all,
samba is primarilly for interaction between unix and windows from what I

Thank you so much for your response!


--- "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org> wrote:

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> Tim Harvey wrote:
> > I assume you mean 'smb port = 139'?  I believe this is 
> > the default, however this made no difference.
> No.  I mean 'smb ports = 139'  The default is to bind to
> ports 139 adn 445.  Windows 2000 and later will use port 445
> which bypasses any netbios operations (such as the session
> request that contains the netbios called name which we use
> for %L).
> cheers, jerry
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