Not listening for calling name

Robert Dahlem Robert.Dahlem at
Tue Jan 2 09:16:51 GMT 2001


On Mon, 01 Jan 2001 13:22:27 -0800, Cam Iwaasa wrote:

>When diagnosing the problem I have as per TEST3 of
>, I get the following:
>smbclient -L server1
>added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
>session request to SERVER1 failed (Not listening for calling name)
>session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening for calling name)
>Can you give me some insight as to what might be incorrectly 

We just had this here. The outcome was:

Samba _never_ answers with that (normally it is "Called name not 
present"). So something else is answering.

Just to make sure your name resolution works properly: Run smbclient 
with "-d 4" and check if it goes to the correct IP address. If it does 
so, you have something else answering.

Stop smbd, try again. If you still get _any_ answer, you might have Lan 
Manager installed. This won't work together with Samba on the same 


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