Errors encountered : " remote server is unavailable"
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Thu Aug 24 13:11:26 GMT 2000
[Moved to samba at samba.org --dave]>
> I'm currently using samba2.04 on HPUX 10.20 with client connections
> from Win NT and Win 2000. Intermittently, the NT/Win2000 clients cannot
> resolve the server name. They encountered the error "remote server is
> unavailable". However, if the clients were to connect using the IP address
> of the server, the connection is established. When we testing "ping" from
> the client to the server, the client can resolve the hostname to ip address.
> Has anyone encoutered this problem before .... Any advise on how to resolve
> it ??
You have an name service problem: Windows doesn't
(normally) use dns, so ping works and browsing
I'd establish a WINS server, and tell the clients about it:
for a few hints.
This will allow the name lookup to run more reliably, and
machines to disappear less often. Alas, that's "more"
not "completely": browsing is probabalistic, and WINS
is not as robust as dns... which is why MS is doing
more DNS these days.
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