Not listening on called name

Richard Mullins rich at
Wed Jan 3 00:59:48 GMT 2001

I have a strange problem that is starting to occur more and more often.

I have about 12 win98 pc's hooked up to me here by dial up links.

For the most part they have functioned wonderfully well but recently a few
have stopped responding when using smbclient etc.

I get the following error

    # smbclient //frankserver/c -I -N
    SSL: Error error setting CA cert locations: error:00000000::lib(0)
:func(0) :reason(0)
    trying default locations.
    added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
    session request to FRANKSERVER failed (Not listening on called name)
    session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)

Now this machine responded just fine a week ago.

So I checked this machine with nmblookup

    # nmblookup -B -S '*'
    querying * on *<00>
    Looking up status of
    received 3 names
            FRANKSERVER     <00> -         M <ACTIVE>
            STORES                  <00> - <GROUP> M <ACTIVE>
            FRANKSERVER     <03> -         M <ACTIVE>
    num_good_sends=0 num_good_receives=0

ok, well this is different if i check one the the pc's that does work i get

    # nmblookup -B -S '*'
    Sending queries to *<00>
    Looking up status of
    received 5 names
            CAMBSERVER      <00> -         M <ACTIVE>
            STORES                 <00> - <GROUP> M <ACTIVE>
            CAMBSERVER      <03> -         M <ACTIVE>
            CAMBSERVER      <20> -         M <ACTIVE>
            STORES                  <1e> - <GROUP> M <ACTIVE>
    num_good_sends=0 num_good_receives=0

so it seems that the server service is not running.

If i run a nbtstat -n on this machine it reposnds with

    C:\WINDOWS\Desktop>nbtstat -n

    Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
                NetBIOS Local Name Table

       Name               Type         Status
    FRANKSERVER    <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
    STORES                  <00>  GROUP       Registered
    FRANKSERVER    <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
    FRANKSERVER    <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
    STORES                 <1E>  GROUP       Registered
    TED'S FRANKSTON<03>  UNIQUE      Registered
    STORES                 <1D>  UNIQUE      Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01>  GROUP       Registered

so the server service is running at the other end...

i am a bit lost, i figure the problem may be at the other end on the windows
pc but i have checked every setting against working machines and cannot see
any differences.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as i use samba to pull files off these
machines several times a day and this is starting to get unworkable.

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