[Samba] Strange samba problem with Win XP

Johan Hendriks Johan at double-l.nl
Fri Jul 17 05:23:56 MDT 2009

>Hello list,

>I don't know what is breaking my samba box but I am really very  
>worried and confused !! My samba server has no problem with linux  
>client. "smbclient -L <samba IP> -U <samba user>" runs well. No  
>problem at all. But whenever I try to access the shares from Win-XP it

>reports that "path not found". And after repeatedly trying the same  
>Win-XP managed to get the share after waiting a long time. But it lost

>the shares after say 15/20 min.  More over a mapped samba drive  
>Immediately disconnected after restart !!! I am really really  
>confused. All Linux clients are running so well but Win-XP.  I have  
>checked the nmbd.log and found errors like

>  process_node_status_request: status request for name ENTERPRISE<1b>  
>from IP on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET - name not found.
>[2009/07/17 15:43:03, 1]  
> snip

>Here is my smb.conf

>unix password sync = yes
>force create mode =0774
>utmp = no
>####smb ports = 139
>#####domain logons = no
>domain master = no
>os level = 65
>ocal master = yes
>preferred master = yes
>passwd program = /usr/sbin/userpasswd %u
>passwd chat = *password:* %n\n *password:* %n\n *successfully.*
>netbios name = Clarkconnect
>workgroup = Enterprise
>server string = ClarkConnect samba
>bind interfaces only = yes
>interfaces = lo eth0 eth1

>use client driver = yes
>snip .....................
>force user = apache
>deadtime = 10

>testparm does not show any error. Please enlighten me what is  
>wrong/missing here. eagerly waiting for a kind response.


I see you have 2 network interfaces in your smb.conf file.
Are they both in the same subnet.
If so remove one of them, and see if the problem goes away.


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