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Old 01-21-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core
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Samba can't connect to Windows shares

I have had this issue for some time, and I can't find anything online or in print that specifically address my problem.

I am trying to mount a Windows 2000 share to a Fedora Core 3 filesystem. When I issue the command:
mount -t smbfs -o credentials=/root/.smbcredentials,uid=500,gid= 500,rw //iliad/atropos /home/user/atropos
I get this:
timeout connecting to
timeout connecting to
Error connecting to (Operation already in progress)
4580: Connection to iliad failed
SMB connection failed
My smbd.log says:
[2005/01/21 18:12:56, 0] lib/util_sock.c:read_socket_data(384)
  read_socket_data: recv failure for 4. Error = Connection reset by peer
My winbindd.log says:
[2005/01/21 17:29:50, 0] nsswitch/winbindd_util.c:winbindd_param_init(560)
  winbindd: idmap uid range missing or invalid
[2005/01/21 17:29:50, 0] nsswitch/winbindd_util.c:winbindd_param_init(561)
  winbindd: cannot continue, exiting.
[2005/01/21 17:29:50, 1] nsswitch/winbindd.c:main(897)
  Could not init idmap -- netlogon proxy only
[2005/01/21 17:29:51, 1] nsswitch/winbindd_util.c:init_domain_list(327)
  Could not fetch sid for our domain PELOPENESOS
My nmbd.log says:
[2005/01/21 18:19:42, 0] nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(172)
  process_name_refresh_request: unicast name registration request received for name ILIAD<00> from IP on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.[2005/01/21 18:19:42, 0] nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c:process_name_refresh_request(173)
  Error - should be sent to WINS server
I am positive that all firewall connections are correct, however, when I
# nmap -p 139
I get:
Starting nmap 3.70 ( ) at 2005-01-21 18:31 EST
Interesting ports on iliad (
139/tcp closed netbios-ssn
Same for port 445: "closed"

Any ideas as to what the problem might be would be greatly appreciated.

Old 01-21-2005, 10:01 PM   #2
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How about supply your smb.conf file.
Old 01-22-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Fedora Core
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OK, here it is"
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2005/01/21 17:12:35

# Global parameters
        workgroup = PELOPENESOS

        path = /home/user
        read only = No


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