Really dumb question

Steve Cabito steve at
Tue Jan 26 03:32:50 GMT 1999

I'm using 1.9.18p7
/etc/smb.conf contains

hosts allow = myhost
/etc/lmhosts contains

myhost's-IP-address    myhost
smbd and nmbd are run as daemons.

When I run smbclient //myhost/tmp, I get 'not listening for calling name',
but if I specify hosts allow = myhost's-IP-address it works OK. Why does it
resolve myhost on the command line but not in the .conf file? This problem
is apparently so trivial that nothing in the diagnosis procedure seems to
address it.


Steve Cabito
Chama ValleyNet

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