[Samba] Windows bombarding Samba looking for share that does not
andyliebman at aol.com
Thu Nov 8 18:12:52 GMT 2007
I have a strange problem and I'm hoping that somebody on the list
recognizes what it is.
I am running Samba 3.0.23d on a Linux box with 18.104.22.168 kernel.
I am connecting from 5 or 6 Windows XP SP 2 boxes.
A share on the Linux box exists called "Music" (Note the UPPER CASE
"M"). The share is accessible to all users who have smbpasswords on the
Most Windows users are successfully connecting to the share and mapping
it as a network drive. However, ONE Windows machine periodically hits
the Linux server with thousands of requests to "connect to service"
called "music" (note the lower case "m") instead of "Music". There are
thousands of error messages in the logs saying
Nov 8 02:45:13 fileserver smbd: [2007/11/08 02:45:13, 0]
Nov 8 02:45:13 fileserver smbd: johnpc (10.0.0.43) couldn't
find service music
This occurs several times a day.
When other users try to connect to the share, the samba logs clearly
show they are connecting to the service "Music"
Is there any way that Windows could have have been told at one point --
or thought it was told -- to connect to a share called "music" and that
Windows is stubbornly continuing to try to connect? Even after rebooting
the Windows box? Windows definitely never saw a shared called "music" by
browsing because a share by that name has never existed on the Linux box.
Maybe another clue is that there are also some less frequent errors in
the logs that say:
Nov 5 02:46:13 fileserver smbd: make_connection: connection to
Music denied due to security descriptor.
Nov 5 02:46:13 fileserver smbd: [2007/11/05 02:46:13, 0]
As I said, most users have no problem connecting to this share.
Hope this rings a bell for somebody out there...
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