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Bug 452284 - samba sharing problem - Matchname failed
Summary: samba sharing problem - Matchname failed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Simo Sorce
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-20 18:12 UTC by Michael J. Chudobiak
Modified: 2010-05-10 17:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:32:00 UTC

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Description Michael J. Chudobiak 2008-06-20 18:12:17 UTC
A Windows 98 machine can not access samba shares after the samba server was
upgraded to F9. It worked OK before the upgrade.

The samba logs say:

[2008/06/20 13:45:23,  0] lib/util_sock.c:matchname(1670)
  matchname: host name/address mismatch: ::ffff: !=
[2008/06/20 13:45:23,  0] lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_name(1791)
  Matchname failed on ::ffff:

The "::ffff:" may be the source of confusion. The DNS should be OK:

[root@server2 samba]# ping engraver
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.

Similar issues reported here:

- Mike

Comment 1 Michael J. Chudobiak 2008-06-23 18:42:21 UTC
I removed the "allow hosts" clause from smb.conf to eliminate the ip-number
matching. That eliminated the above problem.

Then I found that current samba releases disable lanman authentication by
default. And they quietly delete the old lanman hashes from the user database. A
double whammy:

I had to add:

lanman auth = yes
client plaintext auth = yes    # not sure if this is needed
client lanman auth = yes

AND reset the W98 user's password in Samba.

I think the original issue is still real (address matching failing). This
comment is to assist anyone else who has to support F9 + W98.

- Mike

Comment 2 Paul Wilson 2009-01-29 06:02:07 UTC
I have Fedora 10 (F10) and have used the above lanman auth config, but still receive the above errors in the samba log file.

What data do you need?

Comment 3 Pete Zaitcev 2009-03-02 22:44:34 UTC
I see it on Rawhide 10.92 too, but access works. It's just the annoying
message in the logs in my case.

Mar  2 15:12:53 elanor smbd[6537]: [2009/03/02 15:12:53,  0] lib/util_sock.c:matchname(1749)
Mar  2 15:12:53 elanor smbd[6537]:   matchname: host name/address mismatch: ::ffff: != shadow.zaitcev.lan
Mar  2 15:12:53 elanor smbd[6537]: [2009/03/02 15:12:53,  0] lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_name(1870)
Mar  2 15:12:53 elanor smbd[6537]:   Matchname failed on shadow.zaitcev.lan ::ffff:

[root@elanor master]# host shadow
shadow.zaitcev.lan has address
shadow.zaitcev.lan has IPv6 address fec0::1:0:0:c0a8:800c
[root@elanor master]# host domain name pointer shadow.zaitcev.lan.
[root@elanor master]# grep auth /etc/samba/smb.conf
[root@elanor master]#

Comment 4 Mark Whidby 2009-03-04 15:59:56 UTC
A useful workround if you're not actually using IPv6 is to disable it. I did this by creating a file in /etc/modprobe.d called disable-ipv6 (but you can call it whatever you want) with the contents:-

install ipv6 /bin/true

Reboot and check that ipv6 is no longer around by "/sbin/lsmod | grep ipv6".
You can then re-enable any "hosts allow" in the samba configuration, restart samba
and they should be honoured without any error messages.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:42:25 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:32:00 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of 
Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 7 Ian Phillips 2009-07-19 06:59:59 UTC
Initial post has two separate issues

Win-98 issue has been dealt with

The spurious log messages is not a bug.

This is samba attempting a reverse lookup to help guard against man-in-the-middle attacks and the target DNS server not providing a suitable response to an IP V.6 request.
To test:  dig -6 <hostname.hostdomain> and you should get back the IP v6 address.
Then:     dig -x6 <ip-v6-address> and you won't get back the 
                  <hostname>.<hostdomain> details.

If so, simply add an entry to the local /etc/hosts file

::ffff:<ip-v4-address>  <hostname>.<hostdomain>


::ffff: myhost.mydomain

The spurious messages should then cease

Comment 8 R. Michael Richer 2009-11-26 15:15:07 UTC
The ::ffff: notation for the ipv4 to ipv6 address conversion..

Would this not denote a broken resolver?
::1 is the localhost loopback (pure IPv6)
formally, it can also be specified as:
::ffff:7e00:0001 (IPv4-to-IPv6 address)

The default /etc/hosts file only includes the ::1 address and not the formal ipv4-to-ipv6 loopback address.

... Sorry was rambling ... but in short:

Should the local resolver be able to identify the ::ffff:* addresses as ipv4-to-ipv6 addresses and perform an ipv4 query instead?  (It may need to use an ipv6 to ipv4 translation system to get it...)
But it should be attempting the ipv4 query first..

my 2 cents on a CLOSED WONTFIX bug... as this stumped me for quite some time.. (as I'm not entering 2000+ hosts in my DNS server, nor my local hosts file...)

Comment 9 R. Michael Richer 2009-11-26 15:28:25 UTC
Interesting read if your interested in the 6to4 stuff...

Comment 10 Albert Flügel 2010-05-10 17:46:55 UTC
Adding IPv6 addresses to /etc/hosts is in many cases not an acceptable workaround, e.g. when it comes to matching entries in netgroups. You are maintaining netgroups and hosts in DNS to get rid of local entries.

What happens: Samba does not recognize, that the IPv6 address is just the mapped IPv4 address (see wikipedia or whatever).

To really get around this problem without the need to patch samba, please see here:

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