[Samba] Transport endpoint not connected

Ed Kasky ed at esson.net
Tue Mar 14 05:36:04 GMT 2006

At 06:21 PM Monday, 3/13/2006, Tom Peters wrote -=>
>Well, I WAS puzzled by this persistent error. Then I stumbled onto 
>something and I might have fixed it. It looks like with an XP 
>client, XP might be trying to renegotiate which port to talk (445 or 
>139) over at the start of every transaction. Whichever one answers 
>first is used for the rest of the transfer.
>I added this to smb.conf and restarted samba:
>smb ports = 139
>Someone please toss me a clue or three?
>Contents of samba-log.<xpmachineipaddress>
>[2006/03/13 18:00:30, 1] lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_name(1095)
>   Gethostbyaddr failed for
>[2006/03/13 18:00:30, 2] lib/access.c:check_access(324)
>[2006/03/13 18:00:30, 0] lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_addr(1136)
>   getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected

I went around and around with this issue for months replacing cables,
switches and nics on a couple of machines all to no avail.   I played
around with something I found in the archives:


Using iptables to drop port 445, I eliminated the errors.  I have not seen
the error return nor experienced any other negative impact on performance.


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