Session setup failed: SUCCESS - 0

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Tue May 7 17:17:12 GMT 2002

On Tue, 7 May 2002, Abdij Bhat wrote:

> Hi,
>  I am trying to mount a Windows share using smbmount. On the Linux machine
> which is also the Samba server, this works fine. 
>  I also have an embedded system whose target is MIPS running on Linux. I
> cross compile samba for MIPS target ( only smbmount ) and try running it on
> my embedded system. Previously this use to work. Now there have been some
> changes in the target environment and i have to use the new one. As far as
> Samba is concerned there should be no change, since i am taking care of the
> smb.conf file. I had never in the past used the /etc/passwd file so i guess
> that should not be a problem since my windows share is accessible by
> everybody.
>  When i try to to a smbmount //windows-machine-name/share-name /mnt/smbmnt i
> get the following errors
> 685: session request to <windows-machine> failed ( Called name not present )
> Password: ( i press an enter here )
> 685: session setup failed: SUCCESS - 0
> SMB connection failed
>  Can some body tell me what the problem is and what is the solution for the
> same.

You need to tell it the NetBIOS name of the server somehow. It seems like 
you used the DNS name above for the Windows machine name, and its NetBIOS 
name is different!

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
sharpe at

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