HELP: problem getting Samba to connect - "ERRSRV - ERRinvnetname"?

Peter Samuelson peter at
Fri Aug 11 12:33:13 GMT 2000

[John Whalen <whalen at UDel.Edu>]
> $ smbclient '//WWW.PSYCH.UDEL.EDU/SIMPLE/' -U me
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> Password:
> Domain=[SIMPLE] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.0.7]
> tree connect failed: ERRSRV - ERRinvnetname (Invalid network name in tree
> connect.)

NetBIOS names are *not* DNS names.  Try

  smbclient //psychology_server/SIMPLE -U me

instead of the DNS name.


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