[Samba] nmbd error: workgroup name is too long
- Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:47:07 -0700
- From: Kirk Coombs via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [Samba] nmbd error: workgroup name is too long
I found a similar thread in this mailing list from a few years ago, but it looks like there was never a clear resolution. (https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/2015-February/189450.html).
I’m fairly frequently receiving the following error in my logs:
Feb 5 11:16:22 hal nmbd: [2018/02/05 11:16:22.889584, 0] ../source3/nmbd/nmbd_workgroupdb.c:57(name_to_unstring)
Feb 5 11:16:22 hal nmbd: name_to_nstring: workgroup name COOMBS ^[ is too long. Truncating to
I’m running Samba 4.7.4 on FreeBSD 11.1. My smb4.conf file has the workgroup name as “COOMBS”, with NO trailing spaces. Here’s the complete configuration file:
workgroup = COOMBS
server string = Samba Server Version %v
netbios name = HAL
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
passdb backend = tdbsam
wins support = yes
domain master = yes
interfaces = 192.168.1.220
bind interfaces only = yes
path = /zraid/plex
valid users = plex
writable = yes
browsable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = no
create mask = 0666
directory mask = 0755
In the prior thread, there was speculation of some invisible control character at play. I typed the above configuration file manually--with no copy/paste--so that should not be the case.
Note that the error only seems to appear if "domain master = yes” is set.
The netbios services do see to work—I just get my logs filled with these errors.
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