[Samba] Samba-3.6.1 release IPV6 issue

Prashant Kashyap pkashyap at ikanos.com
Wed Nov 16 22:25:37 MST 2011


Hi David,

   Following are the steps I used:

On the Device

1>     Assign a IPv6 address to the interface


2>     Open the 445 port using telnetd. After opening it is listening at
ipv6 iaddress.

3>     Run smbd

smbd  -s smb.conf


On the Windows 7 PC

1>     Assign a IPv6 address to interface 2000::1

2>     Try to connect using


Or using mapping option 

After doing this I can see the connection is established using netstat
cmd on the device and PC. But after some times it returns an error on PC

"mapped network drive could not be created because of the following
error occurred: The specified network name is no longer available"


Please note that I am able to access it with ipv4 address and also ping
is working for ipv6 address.

I am also attaching the smb.conf file which I am using.





From: David Holder [mailto:david.holder at erion.co.uk] 
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:53 PM
To: TAKAHASHI Motonobu
Cc: Prashant Kashyap; samba at samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba-3.6.1 release IPV6 issue


Hi. That would be my question exactly. Could you provide us with
examples of the addresses/commands you are using?


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On 13/11/2011 15:35, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote: 

From: Prashant Kashyap <pkashyap at ikanos.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:18:49 +0530

	Hi David/Takahashi,
	  Thanks for your response.
	I am trying this way only, but could able to connect it.
	It would be grateful if you could provide the complete detail.
	After connecting it returns a error : network name is not

Have you used a global IPv6 address (not link/site local) ? 
TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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