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

Justin Cantrell cantrell at astro.gsu.edu
Mon Dec 11 21:32:06 UTC 2017

On 12/11/2017 04:21 PM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> 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.
No, it's actually a very expensive milling machine.
>> 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:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba_Features_added/changed_(by_release)
>> 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

     workgroup = myworkgroup
     netbios name = SERVERNAME

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
     server string = Server

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page

     hosts allow = 192.168.1.

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this
     printcap name = /etc/printcap
;    load printers = yes

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include:
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx, cups
;    printing = cups

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to 
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
;  guest account = pcguest

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine
# that connects
     log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
log level = 2
# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
     max log size = 50

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
;    security = user

# Use password server option only with security = server
# The argument list may include:
#   password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name]
# or to auto-locate the domain controller/s
#   password server = *
;   password server = <NT-Server-Name>

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for
# all combinations of upper and lower case.
;  password level = 8
;  username level = 8

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation.
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents
;    encrypt passwords = yes
;    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# The following is needed to keep smbclient from spouting spurious errors
# when Samba is built with support for SSL.
;   ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to
# update the Linux system password also.
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above.
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only
#        the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password
#        to be kept in sync with the SMB password.
#   unix password sync = Yes
;    unix password sync = No
#   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
#   passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n 

# You can use PAM's password change control flag for Samba. If
# enabled, then PAM will be used for password changes when requested
# by an SMB client instead of the program listed in passwd program.
# It should be possible to enable this without changing your passwd
# chat parameter for most setups.

     pam password change = yes

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names
;  username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name
# of the machine that is connecting
;   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m

# This parameter will control whether or not Samba should obey PAM's
# account and session management directives. The default behavior is
# to use PAM for clear text authentication only and to ignore any
# account or session management. Note that Samba always ignores PAM
# for authentication in the case of encrypt passwords = yes

     obey pam restrictions = yes

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance.
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
     socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them
# here. See the man page for details.
;   interfaces =

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
#    a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below)
;   remote browse sync =
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
;   remote announce =

# Browser Control Options:
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply
;    local master = yes

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
     os level = 128

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
     domain master = yes

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election
;   preferred master = yes

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for
# Windows95 workstations.
     domain logons = yes

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or
# per user logon script
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine)
;   logon script = %m.bat
# run a specific logon batch file per username
;   logon script = %U.bat

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT)
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below
;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS 
     wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#    Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
;   wins server = w.x.y.z

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be
# at least one    WINS Server on the network. The default is NO.
     wins proxy = yes

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
;    dns proxy = yes
     username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
;    guest ok = no
;    guest account = nobody

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis
;  preserve case = no
;  short preserve case = no
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files
;  default case = lower
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things!
;  case sensitive = no

     follow symlinks = yes
     wide links = yes
     unix extensions = no
     laman auth = yes
     client lanman auth = yes
     client plaintext auth = yes
#============================ Share Definitions 
     comment = Home Directories
     browseable = no
     writeable = yes
     follow symlinks = yes
     wide links = yes
     unix extensions = no
;   valid users = %S
;   create mode = 0664
;   directory mode = 0775

#=== Administration Group shared directories ===

     comment = shared directory
     path = /home/share
     directory mask = 0770
     force create mode = 0770
     force directory mode = 0770
     valid users = +share
;    guest ok = no
     writeable = yes

> Rowland

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