Win98 connection - MS quality/compability
kalele at veritas.com
Fri Jan 4 09:26:16 GMT 2002
AFAIK, you can't use an IP address to map shares using Windows 9x, you can
only use NetBIOS names. If you use an IP address to map, Win9x will assume
it's a NetBIOS name and attempt to resolve it to an IP address which
obviously fails which is why you get the error you mention.
You will need to use the NetBIOS name of the server when mapping shares from
Win9x, and you will need nmbd to help the client resolve this name to the
server's IP address (either via a WINS server or just broadcast).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pradeepa Venkatswamy" <pradeepa.venkatswamy at wipro.com>
To: "Ulf Bertilsson" <ulf.bertilsson at adcomdata.no>; "Andrew Bartlett"
<abartlet at pcug.org.au>
Cc: <samba-technical at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 5:19 AM
Subject: RE: Win98 connection - MS quality/compability
> My understanding on nmbd and smbd is nmbd is used only for name
> resolution,so with nmbd find computer and diplay on network neighbourhood
> possible.Smbd is the one that does file shareing and printer sharing.So if
> nmbd is not running,still I should be able to connect to shares using ip
> address.I am debugging on smbd code as well,smbd doesn't get any request
> from the win98 if nmbd is not running,smbd will block on select
> call.............If nmbd is not running I could able to do map drives from
> WinNT and 2000....but Win98 says no such computer or share name......I am
> not clear on why this happening..
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ulf Bertilsson [mailto:ulf.bertilsson at adcomdata.no]
> > Sent: Friday, January 04, 2002 6:20 PM
> > To: Andrew Bartlett
> > Cc: Pradeepa Venkatswamy; samba-technical at lists.samba.org
> > Subject: RE: Win98 connection - MS quality/compability
> > > > Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > > > but do you think anybody ever tests against a
> > > > > machine thats intentationaly broken?
> > > >
> > > > You have _no_ idea of the crazy stuff
> > > > we have done with our mashines ;)
> > >
> > > This was more of a reference to the 'if MS didn't test it (ie doesn't
> > > happen with their client/server) it *will* be buggy' syndrome :-).
> > Why should they ?
> > They are following the RFC, aren't they ? ;)
> > But they will behave now after the DOJ verdic ? =D
> > Nah, not a perfect world..
> > One should think we could have hover cars in the year 2002,
> > but we stuck applying "service packs" to half finished marketing OS.
> > Nuff WOB from me :)
> > Big hug to the Samba team that makes networking still fun.
> > --
> > Best Regards
> > Ulf Bertilsson
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