Re: [Samba] nmbd error: workgroup name is too long
- Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 12:05:06 -0700
- From: Kirk Coombs via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] nmbd error: workgroup name is too long
Louis, thanks for the suggestion. I deleted everything between the “B” in COOMBS and the first “e” in “server” and re-typed it all (including the new line) using nano. I even got rid of all the space (tab) before “server”.
I restarted samba (including nmbd) and same result.
> On Feb 6, 2018, at 12:42 AM, L.P.H. van Belle via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Open a random text editor.
> Goto this line : workgroup = COOMBS
> Press end and remove the spaces behind COOMBS, keep removing untill the line below it moves one up.
> Then hit enter and restart samba.
>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
>> Van: samba [mailto:samba-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Namens Kirk
>> Coombs via samba
>> Verzonden: maandag 5 februari 2018 20:47
>> Aan: samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Onderwerp: [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
>> 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.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Kirk Coombs
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