[Samba] enabling netbios over tcp/ip...?

markus klimke at tu-harburg.de
Wed Nov 9 12:25:58 GMT 2005

Isn't it that netbios over tcp/ip is not needed since samba 3 anymore? I 
thought it isn't, but I had to enable it. Otherwise my windows machines 
are refusing (as posted) the samba shares after a while. Any explanation?

markus schrieb:
> System: w2003 SP1, samba 3.0.14a-r2 (even tried 3.0.20b)
> Kernel: 2.6.12-gentoo-r4 SMP
> Mode: ADS
> Auth: nss_ldap, kerberos
> The Problem: After a while the clients loosing their connection to the 
> samba server and it's shares. After the connection is lost there is a 
> clean cut: no further information is written to a machine log if trying 
> to access a share on the samba server. So the problem has to be on 
> windows side. Until the connection is gone forever the machine log has 
> many entries like this:
> [2005/11/07 12:53:54, 1] smbd/sesssetup.c:reply_spnego_kerberos(250)
>   Username DOMAIN+MACHINE$ is invalid on this system
> I know this error since I am using the combination of kerb, nss_ldap and 
> samba as an ad member but never had problems accessing shares on sambas. 
> Because of using nss_ldap, there is no entry for winbind in my 
> nsswitch.conf and nss_winbind doesn't extend the machines and usernames 
> Are there any known issues related to hotfixes on windows? On w2003 it's 
> definitely impossible browsing my samba shares, just refusing the 
> connection without logging it anywhere. Neither under linux nor under 
> windows, like if never happened.
> If windows sends DOMAIN\USER (or interpreted by winbind like 
> DOMAIN+USER), how can I tell samba to extend the users and machines the 
> same using nss_ldap?
> Thanks in advance for any help
>   - markus

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