[Samba] Windows 98 cannot connect to Samba 3.6.23-45el6 after upgrade from 3.0.33-3.41.el5

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Dec 11 21:21:59 UTC 2017

On Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:49:51 -0500
Justin Cantrell via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I upgraded a server from CentOS 5 to CentOS 6 and migrated the samba 
> users, accounts, and files. Everyone reconnected without a problem 
> except a Win98 user.

I take it that you cannot upgrade the Win98 computer.

> Is there anything that changed that would disallow a Win98 machine
> from connecting.

Possibly, you could try reading the release notes you will find here:


> It doesn't prompt for password.  It just doesn't connect.
> When attempting to map the drive, I get:
> "The following error occurred while trying to connect S: to
> \\server\folder
> The computer or sharename could not be found. Make sure you typed it 
> correctly and try again."
> No entries in /var/log/messages /var/log/samba/smb.log /var/log/secure

Have you tried raising the log level in smb.conf ?

> I can connect on the same subnet with Windows 10 machines using the
> same credentials.

Can you post your smb.conf


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