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  1. #1

    How to send Message to Instant MSG from linux windows..

    Hi Folks

    I have tried "smbclient -M"(windowsxp)
    while trying this command its asking password of user but not accepting.

    I googled it no use....

  2. #2
    Is the Messenger service on the WinXP box started?

    Is the Windows Firewall disabled on the WinXP box?

    Have you tried the NETBIOS name instead of the ip address? (just put an entry in /etc/hosts pointing from to WinXP hostname, then use that hostname in the smbclient command)

    Try using the debug parameter when connecting, .e.g.:

    smbclient -d3 ...

  3. #3
    Dear atreyu,

    I Started messaging service in winxp but still its asking password, after password query its saying

    [optimus@fedserv ~]$ smbclient -M
    Enter optimus's password:
    session request failed
    [optimus@fedserv ~]$

    plz help me on this..

    waiting for reply...............

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  5. #4
    I had tried it on a Windows 2000 box, there must be a difference...will try again later w/an XP box. Anyone else have any ideas?

  6. #5
    Other things to try (on Linux box):

    temporarily stop firewall:
    service iptables stop
    temporarily disable SELinux:
    setenforce 0
    (On Windows box)
    create a valid user with a password. then on Linux box try:

    smbclient -U <USERNAME> -M <WINBOX_HOSTNAME>

    and enter the appropriate password when prompted.

    Also see this link about a samba bug.

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