[Nagiosplug-help] check_disk_smb compatibility with Windows 2003 SMB Signing?

Subhendu Ghosh sghosh at sghosh.org
Wed Apr 28 11:05:10 CEST 2004

On Tue, 27 Apr 2004, Kevin Krawez wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been using Nagios and various Nagios plugins for sometime now. I
> recently upgraded one of my many domain controller in my infrastructure
> to Windows 2003 server. I generally perform check_disk_smb checks on the
> netlogon and sysvol shares to determine if my domain controller is sick
> or not functioning properly.
> Shortly after I upgraded my domain controller Nagios's plugin
> check_disk_smb was no longer able to connect to any SMB share on the
> server. I attribute this to SMB signing under Windows 2003 and its
> inability to operate with Windows 95, 98 and NT pre-SP3 clients. I
> assume this plugin is performing an old SMB authentication hand shake on
> a network share. I have verified this is not an account access rights
> issue. The error I receive is below:
> Command executed:
> ./check_disk_smb -H scl-util -s netlogon -W MYDOMAIN -u authenticated_account -p mypassword
> Error message: 
> "Result from smbclient not suitable"
> In assistance would be greatly appreciated. 
> Thank you,
> Kevin

Correct the error you are seeing is due to smb signing.  We have not yet 
tried the CIFS VFS client that does support SMB signing according most 

Any feedback on mounting using CIFS VFS would be useful.


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