[Samba] A solution to error "Not listening on called name"
andrewz at springsrescuemission.org
Tue Jul 25 21:29:41 GMT 2006
For people scratching their heads and searching the web for answers
(like I was), here's a solution to the obscure error "Not listening on
Today, I added a new machine account foo091 to the Samba 3.0.22 PDC, but
I couldn't access the new machine from Windows XP or smbclient. For
$ smbclient //foo091/files
session request to FOO091 failed (Not listening on called name)
session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening on called name)
Eventually, I found a seemingly unrelated error message in the Samba PDC
log.192.168.0.91: build_sam_account: smbpasswd database is
corrupt! username carol with uid 557 is not in unix passwd database!
Apparently, carol was deleted from /etc/passwd but was left in
/etc/smb/smbpasswd. Deleting the line from the latter file fixed the
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