"smbclient -M ip" does not work

Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Wed Aug 23 00:59:48 GMT 2000

Richard Hao wrote:
> Hi there
> I am not very good at samba, here is my problem:
> I try to send a message to a NT computer using ip
> smbclient -M ip
> or
> smbclient -M ip -I ip
> get:
>  session request failed.
> Is this a expected result or a bug?

You need a netbios name.  Should be smbclient -M <netbios name> -I IP

Cheers, jerry
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