Win Clients -> Samba server -> broken

Roeland M.J. Meyer rmeyer at
Tue Aug 26 23:14:33 GMT 1997

At 08:18 AM 8/27/97 +1000, Graham Leggett wrote:

>I have just added another samba server with the intention of using it as
>a time server and WINS server.

This works good. I'm doing this right now.

>On three different Samba clients, accessing both servers using
>"smbclient" worked 100% and still works 100%.
>When accessing the new server from NT, it returns the system error 1214,
>formet of the specified network name is invalid. "Find computer" finds
>the computer, but the error occurs if I double-click on the computer
>name to access it. The same error occurs if I type "net time
>\\computername" from the DOS prompt.
>>From Windows 95, I type "net time \\computername" and I get error 59, an
>unexpected error has occured (surprise surprise), quit all running
>programs and restart your computer then try again. Of course, doing this
>has no effect.
>Looking inside the logfiles for nmbd, I see a lot of:
>Name query name registration for MACHINE(0) rejected!
>Name registration for name MACHINE(1f) at xx.xx.xx.xx - not found
>response for MACHINE(1f) from xx.xx.xx.xx (bcast=No)
>Name query name registration for MACHINE(1f) rejected!
>Name registration for name MACHINE(20) at xx.xx.xx.xx- not found

Does your new server have an entry in DNS? It appears not to.

I'm serving Samba shares out over the InterNet (see
), as well as time, but some infra-structure has to be provided. Important
here is that the \\computername can not be a CNAME. It has to be a real,
RARP-able, DNS entry. 

I was able to get this to work even across three domains and two firewalls,
let alone piddley little sub-net boundaries. Name browsing, of course,
doesn't work.

Roeland M.J. Meyer (RM993)                                  
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