[Samba] FC5. Samba 3.0.23a Win XP Pro SP2. Cannot logon from XP to samba on Fedora

Clive at Rational clive at rational-communications.com
Sun Sep 24 22:21:45 GMT 2006


   I have just performed a yum update on my Fedora 5 machine, which I think included a samba update, and I cannot connect from WinXP to the shares defined on Fedora. When I select the samba server from WIndowsXP, a dialog box prompts for the userid and password. When userid and password are entered the dialog box just redisplays and I am not logged on, no matter how many time I try.

I have tried rolling back to samba 3.0.10 but there are too many dependencies of samba on other products to do that reliably.

I include below my yum.log messages, smb.conf file and the client.log messages

Sep 22 20:18:38 Updated: samba-common.i386 3.0.23a-1.fc5.1
Sep 22 20:18:54 Installed: samba.i386 3.0.23a-1.fc5.1
Sep 22 20:18:58 Updated: samba-client.i386 3.0.23a-1.fc5.1

# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the
# smb.conf(5) manual page in order to understand the options listed
# here. Samba has a huge number of configurable options (perhaps too
# many!) most of which are not shown in this example
# For a step to step guide on installing, configuring and using samba, 
# read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection. This may be obtained from:
#  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf
# Many working examples of smb.conf files can be found in the 
# Samba-Guide which is generated daily and can be downloaded from: 
#  http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf
# Any line which starts with a ; (semi-colon) or a # (hash) 
# is a comment and is ignored. In this example we will use a #
# for commentry and a ; for parts of the config file that you
# may wish to enable
# NOTE: Whenever you modify this file you should run the command "testparm"
# to check that you have not made any basic syntactic errors. 
#======================= Global Settings =====================================
    log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
    dns proxy = no 
    guest account = smbuser
    load printers = yes
    cups options = raw
    server string = Samba Server
    workgroup = CRLGROUP
    os level = 20
    public = yes
    security = user
    max log size = 50

#============================ Share Definitions ==============================
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to 
# specifically define each individual printer
   comment = All Printers
   path = /usr/spool/samba
   browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   printable = yes

    writeable = yes
    create mode = 777
    path = /Winsamba-v2

  read_data: read failure for 4 bytes to client Error = Connection reset by peer

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