Problem printing to a Win95 shared Laserjet from Redhat 6.2

Michael Glauche mg at
Wed Jul 26 11:07:35 GMT 2000

> Hello,
> I am trying to print to an HP LaserJet 4 setup as shared on Win95. I can
> print from any other Win9x/NT client on the network, but not from the
> server. I can issue an smbclient -M <Win95 server> and it will send the
> message and popup on the Win95 server, but if I do smbclient -L <Win95
> server> I get the following error message:
> [root at LINUX sr]# smbclient -L TESTER1
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> session request to TESTER1 failed (Called name not present)
> session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)

are you sure, that you have a Class B subnet ?
I think there's something wrong with browsing, smbclient sends broadcast
request to the bcast adress (which would be anny host with 130.115.x.x !!!)
You could use wins (yes smbclient uses the wins server specified in the


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