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

How_F19 how0909 at freeshell.org
Mon Aug 5 20:32:24 MDT 2013

On 08/05/2013 05:34 PM, Chris Weiss wrote:
> 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?

Thanks for reply.
Yes, xp box is willy and on and:

~>  cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
     workgroup = WORKGROUP
     server string = Samba Server Version %v
     log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
     max log size = 50
;    idmap config * : backend = tdb
     cups options = raw

     comment = Home Directories
     read only = No
     browseable = No

     comment = All Printers
     path = /var/spool/samba
     printable = Yes
     browseable = No

     path = /home/share
     read only = No

>> #### 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?

When I ping willy I get nothing returned but it causes that same
alert box comes up on XP box and dns is disabled.

I can still ping numeric addresses including

I need to reboot XP to reset.

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