[Samba] Unable to connect to Samba share from Windows XP

Rick Gates rick123.gates at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 12:17:12 MDT 2011


May be you can try taking the network traces when this behavior is seen.
Looking at the network traces might reveal some thing.

Just to clear, you are not able to access one particular share which are for
the USB devices, correct?

Sharing the configuration details of your samba server can be helpful.


On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:53 PM, Jaime Aguado <tech.mustolense at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm integrating a Samba server in an Embedded Linux box, in order to share
> the contents of the storage devices plugged in the USB port. For this, I
> have created a share in the folder where the USB devices are always
> mounted,
> giving free and exclusive access to the guest user.
> The strange thing is that, when using a Linux machine (to be precise, with
> Ubuntu), I can connect with no problem using any user or password by a
> simple mount command. But when using Windows XP, even though I can see the
> server with the NetBIOS name I have configured, there is no way I can
> connect to the share. In fact, many times the connection attempt kills the
> smbd daemon, although not the nmbd.
> Anybody knows what can be happening? I've been trying to solve this for a
> few days now without any success at all...
> Many thanks in advance :)
> Jaime
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