[Samba] XP network breaks when shares are accessed by Fedora 19 smbclient

Chris Weiss cweiss at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 15:34:54 MDT 2013

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 4:21 PM, How_F19 <how0909 at freeshell.org> wrote:
> The XP lan base is and the XP user "Owner" is on and
> hostname is "WILLY".

I'm translating this all as:
XP box is named "willy" and has the IP
what's the workgroup name?  appears to be "workgroup" which is fine.

also, smbclient will use smb.conf too.  what do you have set for the workgroup?

> #### Attempt to connect to XP box "WILLY" via samba.
> #### First with XP NOT connected to internet:
> ~>  smbclient -L WILLY
> Enter howdy's password:
> Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 4.0.6]

this is extra extra weird.  something is very wrong with how the names
are being resolved.  at this point, can you ping willy and get the address?

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