[Samba] strange "couldn't find service" error message

Matt Ingram mingram at cbnco.com
Mon Jun 7 11:34:50 MDT 2010

Hi All.

This has got me stumped!!!

I created a share the other day like I do all the time.

There's about 10 users in the group.  All of them can access the share 
fine, except for one guy. He's a valid user and has many other share 
drives on this system that are working fine.  All 10 users are using a 
Windows XP platform.

The log.smbd has an entry like this for his requests:

username ( couldn't find service share-name for the folder

The "for the folder" part of the error stands out to me, but I don't 
know what it means. 

using smbclient locally (and remotely) I can map to this share using his 
credentials fine..

the share in smb.conf looks like this

valid users = @share-name @ntadmin
admin users = @ntadmin
force group = share-name
create mask = 0660
directory mask = 0770

any thoughts ?


Matt Ingram
Intermediate Unix Administrator, IS
Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

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