problem connecting with smbclient

Richard Mullins rich at
Thu Aug 24 01:40:34 GMT 2000

Hi, i have just joined the list and apologise if this has already been answered, i did have a look through the archive but without the search i didn't have any luck finding an answer.

I have a series of machines set up to dial up to my samba server. I connect to these machines every night using smbclient to download a series of files (transaction batches from a POS system). 

So far everything has been working great but i have struck a problem with the last machine I set up. All these machines have there hard drives duped so there setup is identical, all that is changed is the machine name and ip address.

Basically I am getting the message that the machine is not listening on the name i have called it on. I fed it the ip address to make sure but...

# smbclient //prahranserver/c -I
Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Session request failed (131,128) with myname=MAIL destname=PRAHRANSERVER
Not listening on called name
Try to connect to another name (instead of PRAHRANSERVER)
You may find the -I option useful for this

However if i use nmblookup i get a response.

# nmblookup prahranserver -B
Sending queries to prahranserver<00>

I can also connect quite happily from the prahranserver machine back to the samba box.

I have tried removing all the network settings on the windows box (prahranserver) and re-entering them but to no avail. The only thing i have yet to do is replace the box entirely.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Richard Mullins
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