[Samba] Remote connection to Samba service doesn't work

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Mon Jan 3 02:01:18 MST 2011

Windows XP should work on the fly! Isn't it???
For Windows 7 you got to hack the registry. All entries HKLM.
You find the enties: google Windows 7 samba

On Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:03:05 +0100, Mateusz Szymaniec <revan.pl at gmail.com>
> Hi.
> I've got a nasty problem with Samba. Basically, I can't connect to my
> Samba service from a home laptop (running Windows 7). I guess that on
> this side everything is fine, I'm using my corporate Samba shares via
> VPN, I've been using Samba on my previous server and it was running
> OK. I've asked my buddy living nearby to connect and it didn't work
> for him, as well as for 15 other people across living my country. The
> weirdest thing is, that there are actually people that are able to
> connect. They were using both Windows XP and 7 and I can't really tell
> why. I see their connections in logs, but I can't really tell a
> difference between my and theirs setup.
> I've tried to use default Debian Etch 2.x Samba, 3.x backports
> version, compiled 3.x from sources, even reinstalled operating system
> on the server. I've used default config, copied one from my previous
> server, wrote it from stretch server times. Every single time it was
> possible to connect locally (smbclient -L localhost). On the client
> side, I've tried using default Windows 7 (and XP) smb/cifs
> implementation and cygwin's smbclient.
> My server ISP tells that they don't block anything and it's the first
> time someone has reported problem like this. My iptables are clean at
> the moment.
> Currently I'm using v. 3.2.5 with default config with one share and
> added user by smbpasswd.
> revik:~# smbclient \\\\localhost\\test
> Enter root's password:
> Domain=[REVIK] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.2.5]
> smb: \> ls
>  .                                   D        0  Fri Dec 31 13:57:25
>  ..                                  D        0  Fri Dec 31 13:57:16
>  testfile                                     0  Fri Dec 31 13:57:25
>                35201 blocks of size 8388608. 33290 blocks available
> I don't really can think of any single idea how to make it work or
> where the problem actually lies.
> I'd appreciate any help, thanks.

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