[Samba] Solve Err 53 through Samba?

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Jan 17 16:08:45 UTC 2023

On 17/01/2023 15:56, Gilles via samba wrote:
> On 17/01/2023 15:07, Rowland Penny via samba wrote:
>> What is 'err 53' ?  What version of Windows 10 ? Some of them have 
>> guest access turned off by default and the only way to get guest 
>> access (even to a Samba server) is to turn it back on.
> It occurs when I run "net view \\samba" on a Windows 10 (10.0.19045) 
> client. It's an older Samba (4.5.16; Yes, i will upgrade Debian and thus 
> Samba in the coming weeks).
> I'll turn it on temporarily until I've upgraded Samba.
> =========
> c:\Users\joe\Downloads>net view
> System error 1231 has occurred. The network location cannot be reached.
> c:\Users\joe\Downloads>net view \\samba
> System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found.
> =========
> Thank you.

Ah, 'net view' depends on SMBv1 and that is going away. I think we need 
to see your smb.conf, so we can advise you on what should be in it when 
you upgrade to Debian 11 from stretch.

Or to put it another way, I think you need to find another way of doing 
what 'net view' is doing now.


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