[Samba] Samba mounts XP Home but not XP Professional

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Fri Dec 15 01:57:06 GMT 2006

For some reason I can mount my XP Home machine but not my XP 
Professional.  The mount seems to go ok until I enter the password then 
fails with:

17184: session request ok
17184: session setup ok
17184: tree connect failed: ERRDOS - ERRnosuchshare (You specified an 
invalid share name)
SMB connection failed

The command
smbmount //winpro/lba /mnt/winpro -o guest,uid=lba
works from the command line without entering a password
but not from a script.  When the script is used, password is demanded 
but is not accepted.

Security is share.
Firewall is disabled on XP Professional since I use a pretty good 
gateway firewall.  When I get Professional mounting, I'll look into 
allowing some ports (udp 139 445 ?).

A similar section of the script accepts the password and loads the Home 
computer without issue.

I can access the Professional from smbclient and the password is 
accepted without comment.

Is there some difference in how passwords are handled between XP 
Professional and Home?

Any ideas what's going wrong?

The Professional machine _used_ to mount
Both the Home and Prof machine use the same user name.

Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
Using Thunderbird on Linux

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