[Samba] Windows XP sees fedora14/samba3 shares but not fedora20/samba4 shares

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 6 14:59:20 MST 2015

On 06/03/15 20:30, Al Schapira wrote:
> Marc, et al,
> Thanks for your reply.  Sorry, I didn't mean to be confusing.
> Summary of problem:
>    1) XP sees samba shares on fedora14/samba3 machine, but not on
> fedora20/samba4 machines.
>    2) all fedora machines see all shares including on XP machine.
>    3) clicking on f20 machine from XP tries to log in rather than showing
> the shares. Login is not successful.
>    4) all machines can ping each other by name.
> Attached files:
>    my-f14-smb.conf (comments stripped off)
>    my-f20-smb.conf (comments stripped off)   <--- XP cannot see shares
>    default-f20-smb.conf
>    f20-samba-logs (log.nmbd, smbd, lap3 on f20 machine
>    f14-samba-logs   --"-- on f14 machine
> Hope this is clearer.
> Thanks.
> 	-Al
> On Fri, 2015-03-06 at 18:11 +0100, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
>> Hello Al,
>> Am 06.03.2015 um 02:42 schrieb Al Schapira:
>>> A windows XP machine 'X' (the only one left in the LAN) sees all
>>> fedora14/samba3 shares on f14 machine 'A' but cannot see fedora20/samba4
>>> shares on machines 'B' or 'C'.
>>> 'X' can ping all of the others by name, and all of the others 'A', 'B'
>>> and 'C' CAN see ALL of the other shares INCLUDING on the XP machine 'X'.
>>> Machine 'X' sees the computers 'A' 'B' 'C' but when 'B' or 'C' are
>>> clicked, 'X' tries to log in and asks for a password INSTEAD OF SHOWING
>>> THE SHARES.  When 'A' is clicked, 'X' shows the shares.
>>> All WORKGROUP'S are the same. All share permissions are 775.
>>> So, why can't 'X' see the f20/samba4 shares?
>>> Is there some change in f20/samba4 smb.conf that I need to make that
>>> system-config-samba doesn't know about?
>>> Please suggest things to look at, both on the f20/samba4 side and on the
>>> XP side.
>> Sorry. But your A, B, C, X, whaterver makes reading your post more
>> confusing than it helps, to explain what problem you're having. :-)
>> You'r problem is, that you can't access a share from XP, but you can
>> from different OS, right? (if not, retry to explain in simple words,
>> without A, B,... :-))
>> Please provide some information:
>> - show your smb.conf of the host, you can't access
>> - what is shown in the logs, if you try to access the share
>> - can you access the share via \\ip\sharename?
>> Regards,
>> Marc

try adding 'map to guest = Bad User' to smb.conf


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