Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Damn you, buggy Samba 3.6.3

I have been finding solution to address a samba sharing (Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) for few days, the errors that I faced:

  1. windows 7 cannot access share
  2. windows 7 keep asking password to access samba share
  3. windows 7 computer on other VLAN cannot browse the Ubuntu server with Windows Explorer
  4. troubleshoot using smbclient -L localhost -U% give errors such as:
    - tree connect failed, NT_STATUS_CONNECTION_INVALID
And very very luckily... I found a discussion & an article which discussed about the bug found in Samba 3.6.3, and suggest to upgrade to 3.6.7:

Thanks god their suggestion work.. and damn Ubuntu & Samba, how could they release such a buggy version for LTS and do not issue immediate upgrade in the official repository?!!

Alright, here's the solution copy from Marcel's blog:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/ppa
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install samba
Voila! Now Samba works like a charm!

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