Tip of the Day

Samba Server can be a real bastard to get working sometimes.

If you ever get the error ‘getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected’ try:
smbpasswd -a nobody
then hit Enter twice (for a blank password). It just worked for me, after about an hour’s reinstallation and Google searching. Why can’t error messages be less unfriendly :'(

3 thoughts on “Tip of the Day”

  1. Thanks, I hope this will help 🙂 Searched long and hard for a solution.

    BTW little typo: smbpasswd instead of smdpasswd in:
    smbpasswd -a nobody

  2. Hi Jeroen,

    Hope this all works for you. When Samba wasn’t working it took *ages* for me to find a solution so I hope this has helped you solve your problem.

    Thanks for spotting typo too, I’ve corrected it 🙂

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