Session Request Failed

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Tue Feb 20 17:50:26 GMT 2001

It might be helpful to post your smb.conf file, along with your network
setup for the machine you are running this on;  it almost sounds like your
WWW name is being resolved to an ip address where samba
is not listening...
Hope this helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Alex Le Fevre [mailto:alexlefevre at]
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2001 10:18 PM
To: samba at
Subject: Session Request Failed

I've been going through the DIAGNOSIS.txt file trying
to figure out why my PCs are only seeing IPC$ on my
Samba server, and I've reached an interesting problem.

When running smbclient -L WWW (the name of the host) I

added interface ip=
bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast=
session request to WWW failed (Not listening for
calling name)
session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening
for calling name)

Smbd is definitely running, along with nmbd (I started
both manually with the -D option). Why would it not be
listening? Is this likely the cause of my IPC$ error?

Alex Le Fevre

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