[Samba] smbclient -M --> ERRmsgoff?
Wilkinson Charlie E
Charlie.E.Wilkinson at irs.gov
Fri Apr 14 16:08:26 GMT 2006
I've been a Samba user/admin for about a decade with relative success,
but now I'm stumped. I'm hoping someone might be a solution to this, or
at least a solid answer.
I'm looking to send out winpopup messages to our XP clients when one of
our Samba fileshare servers needs to be rebooted.
So I'm trying to sending the messages from a Linux/Samba server, which
is not a member of a domain. Clients are pre-SP2 XP Pro boxes, and are
domain (actually, active directory) members. Using NET SEND from one XP
client to another, I can send winpopup messages all day long and drive
everyone nuts.. Using "smbclient -M <client IP> -I <server hostname>",
I get the ERRmsgoff error.
Since I know the messenger service is running and this appears not to be
a firewall problem, what am I left with? Server not member of domain?
Is that the prime suspect? Couldn't find any clues about that anywhere.
(Well... ok, I didn't check the source code yet....)
If it's some kind of authentication-based problem, I see that there's a
-U option to provide a username in -M mode, but no apparent option to
provide a password. We have used such tricks in the past to print to an
XP domain client's shared printer. Is there a similar way to
authenticate for sending winpopups? Am I even barking up the right
If it helps, here's the response portion of the debug output:
Sent session request
got smb length of 0
write_socket(3,62) wrote 62
got smb length of 35
lang_tdb_init: /usr/lib/samba/en_US.UTF-8.msg: No such file or directory
message start: ERRSRV - ERRmsgoff (Not receiving messages.)
Is there enough info there to determine a specific cause? Any clues
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