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Samba and Windows 2000

By ddiall ·
Hello again,

We have two Samba servers running on an LAN with clear text passwords, one on RedHat 6.0 (samba 2.0.3) and the other on Solaris 2.5 (samba 2.0.5a, compiled from source code).

All current Windows clients (Win9x and NT4) can connect to them with no problems. Now we are deploying two Windows 2000 boxes and "issues" start arousing...

The Win2000_PlainPassword.reg patch was applied and, as expected, the Samba servers show up when browsing the network. Now the weird part is that only the Linux's shares are accessible, when trying to connect to Solaris (as a valid user) we get the message:

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\\xpto is not available.
The remote procedure call failed and did not execute.
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Some more details: all computers are in the same workgroup, the Solaris one is the master browser and WINS server, the Linux box is a WINS client. IF any other info is required please let me know.

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by ddiall In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

Additional experiments:

I installed Samba version 2.0.5 on a Solaris 7 box and tried it out with the exactly the same configuration as the Solaris 2.5 with Samba 2.0.5a. From Win2k I was able to connect normally!! Good.

Next, I copied the 2.0.5a binaries (smbd & nmbd) from Solaris 2.5 to 7. After restarting the daemons the same problems reappered with Windows 2000. Thus I am led to believe it is a problem with the changes from version 2.0.5 to 2.0.5a of Samba.

Is anyone aware of this issue? Maybe I'll just need to compile Samba version 2.0.5 (no 'a') or the latest, 2.0.7.

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by McKayTech In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

I don't have Solaris in the picture [yet...], but a number of W2K issues on my network went away when I upgraded to Samba 2.0.7 (running on RedHat Linux v6.2).

paul

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by ddiall In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

Yes, in fact I had already installed version 2.0.7 of Samba on the Solaris 2.5, and it rocks!!

Strange is the fact that version 2.0.5a which gave me so much trouble connecting Win2k to Samba on Solaris, works flawlessly between Win2k and Linux. Life goes on...

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by ddiall In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

Thanks for the answer Paul, but I want to wait for some more answers before rating...

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by Michael Koloberdin In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

Look at the Samba announcements page (http://us1.samba.org/samba/whatsnew/samba-2.0.7.html):
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The Samba Team is pleased to announce Samba 2.0.7.

This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the
version that all production Samba servers should be running
for all current bug-fixes. This version has been tested
against Windows 2000 and has no *known* issues with that
release of Windows.
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by ddiall In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

Thanks, check the comment for the previous answer.

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by Michael Koloberdin In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

Also the document mentioned above states the following:
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Windows 2000 Issues
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This version of Samba has been tested with Windows 2000 and
the five known incompatibilities with Windows 2000 have been
fixed.See the "Changes in 2.0.7" list below for details.
--- to here ---

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by ddiall In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

You get 2/3 of the points... Lucky you!

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by ddiall In reply to Samba and Windows 2000

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