[Samba] DOS access to Samba server

Carlos R. Pena Evertsz carlosrpevertsz at gmail.com
Fri Sep 26 13:30:26 MDT 2014

Hi Peter and all the guys on the list,

A few years ago, i had a problem like yours connecting Win95 and Win98 
computers to Samba 3.x Server.

I solved the problem when I changed the computer name to a short format 
(8 char max). Then the computers got connected with no problem at all..

I don't know if this could help you, but it would be good to try to see 
what happen.

Carlos R.P. Evertsz
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

On Sep/26/2014 3:06 PM, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 04:16:39PM +0200, Günter Kukkukk wrote:
>> Am 26.09.2014 um 08:47 schrieb Peter Ross:
>>> Hallo Marc,
>>> From: "Marc Muehlfeld" <mmuehlfeld at samba.org>
>>>> Hello Peter,
>>>> Am 26.09.2014 um 06:24 schrieb Peter Ross:
>>>>> But I cannot connect a share:
>>>>> C:\> net use w: \\server\share
>>>>> Error 64: The network name has been deleted.
>>>>> The server's IP address is in LMHOSTS and HOSTS just to be sure..
>>>> Does it works if you connect using the IP?
>>> No. Then I get
>>> Error 53: The computer name specified in the network path cannot be located.
>>> (I am not sure whether DOS+LAN Manager supports the address syntax at all)
>>> BTW: I installed quickly a machine with samba 4.1.11 - the result is the
>>> same.
>>> I can connect to the share using Windows 7.
>>> Thanks for help
>>> Peter
>> You also need to set some options in smb.conf.
>> Please post your current smb.conf - i'll have a look then which
>> options have to be added.
>> I have a DOS-VM around here, so i can test it ...
> Should work - even against a 64-bit Samba system
> (I fixed the directory handling bug a while ago).
> Please let us know if it doesn't !

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