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Re: [Samba] Access to Windows 2016 server works with IP but not with netbios name




Can you clarify -  are they trying to access the samba server from a Win 2016 machine?     Is this a classic domain or AD domain?

Do you have a WINS server defined?      Can you access via a fully qualified domain name (e.g. myserver.mydomain.com.)     I had an issue several years back where users connecting over VPN could access by IP but not my short name.       The problem was that the VPN was blocking at least some netbios traffic (137-139) which meant that anything relying on netbios names failed.    If you could connect via IP address of fully qualified domain  name then you were by passing netbios name resolution issues and connecting directly to port 445.



I have run into several issues with classic domains with SMB3 and Windows 10 (which presumably would apply to Win 2016 as well.) Windows 10 would try to negotiate SMBv3 with some servers and would fail.  (This may have been samba 4 servers so I don't think this applies to you.)     I also had problems with Win 7 and Windows 2008 and SMB v2, especially with multiple users connecting via remote desktop to Windows 2008.      The first use could map a drive but not successive users.        You may want to explicitly set your samba servers to use SMB v2 as the max protocol or even Samba 1.x.



I also run into an issue with drive mapping using short name vs long name in a classic domain.   If my DNS domain is mycompany.com, and my samba domain is  TECH, then if I may a drive to myserver.mydomain.com there is a discrepancy between the Samba domain name and the DNS domain name.     This didn't cause problems with Windows itself but it did with Office 2013 after some updates.   Office would not open files determined to be from an untrusted source.


I migrated away from a classic domain to a true AD domain so a lot of my netbios and name resolution issues went away.


On 01/12/2018 10:19 AM, Rob Marshall via samba wrote:
Hi,

I have a customer who is able to access shares using the IP address of the
Samba server (running 3.6.x - sorry, can't upgrade) but when they try to
access the share using the short (netbios) name, they get "access denied"
and are prompted for a username/password.

Where would I look to figure out what's going wrong?

Thanks,

Rob



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