smbmount: unknown host

Brian Kosick bkosick at
Mon Mar 15 18:02:31 GMT 1999

Thanks, I was trying  -I DNS_hostname_of_machine.  the ip address worked
fine.  One question?  Is this a bug?  I'm on an all DHCP network and with this
style workaround, I can't really mount things a boottime.

"Dave J. Andruczyk" wrote:

> > I am having a fe problems with samba 2.0.3.  I am able to log my machine
> > on to the NT network and am able to use smbclient to view shares on
> > everything but as soon as I try to mount something, I get an error:
> > (machine_name):unknown host
> > the -I option might be useful
> > when I use the -I  it still gives me an error unknown host.
> > I can also do nmblookup on all the machines on the net.
> > Help much appreciated
> I get the same trouble, but using -I IP_OF_MACHINE DOES work.
> use the IP returned by nmblookup in IP_OF_MACHINE  above..
> Dave J. Andruczyk
> Instructional Support Associate
> Department of Technology
> Buffalo State College

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