[Samba] Change of behavior samba 3.6 and 4.5

john doe johndoe65534 at mail.com
Sun May 6 17:40:01 UTC 2018

On 5/6/2018 1:23 PM, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
> On Sun, 6 May 2018 12:51:33 +0200
> john doe via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm in the process of replacing my samba server 3.6.x (Debian wheezy,
>> stable) to samba 4.5.x (Debian stretch, stable).
>> I'm facing one mageor opstacle:
>> When I do "net view \\<SAMBA-3-SERVER>" a list of the available
>> shares is displayed.
>> But if I do the same command "net view <\\SAMBA-4-SERVER>" I get the
>> following error:
>> "System error 5 has occurred.
>> Access is denied."
>> If I enter the username/password when prompted everything is working
>> as expected.
>> Obviously, there has been some mageor changes between samba 3.x and
>> samba 4.x but I can't seam to find an explanation for this behavior.
>> Is there a way to get the samba 3.x behavior on samba 4.x?
>> In other words: why do I need to enter credentials prior  to be able
>> to "net view" the available shares.
> You don't, or at least, it works for me.

Thanks Rowland, for confirming that for you 'net view 
\\<SAMBA-4-SERVER>' works without having to first enter credentials.

> Might help if you posted the smb.conf from 'SAMBA-4-SERVER' (and
> 'SAMBA-3-SERVER, if it is different)

For testing purposes I used the smb.conf from the working samba 3.X 
server and still getting the same error.
Any other ideas?

John Doe

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