Samba Questions-Only Half Working

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Feb 29 01:08:08 UTC 2008

On 02/28/2008 04:31 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:

> What I need to know is why two identical smb.conf
> files, one on each machine, works on one but gives the
> above listed errors on the other or some clue to
> what's causing the errors. Found one hit(ubuntu)
> listing the error that said it may be due to not
> having setup user ID and password in NT lan manager or
> workgroup or similiar but windows not even envolved as
> both machines are on gutsy, one wifi connected and
> one(that works) wired. Desperately needing some clues.
> Thanks for any,

Small diagram would help; you indicated that one works (wired) and one
doesn't wireless - I'm unsure just what that means. So please clarify &
fill in the details:

Works (file sharing both directions)

Works one way:

I also assume that you've run sudo smbpasswd -a <username> on both

Regarding the wireless: have you configured the wireless router firewall
to allow samba traffic on ports 137-139? Quite often these ports are
properly blocked by default and you either have to turn them on, or do a
port redirect so that the traffic can connect. Are you running anything
like firestarter or other software firewall on either machine?

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