"Called name not present" - Howto solve?
urban at teststation.com
Mon Nov 12 15:05:06 GMT 2001
On Mon, 12 Nov 2001 alexander.skwar at delphiauto.com wrote:
> I've got a problem connecting my Linux Mandrake 8.0 box running
> samba-2.2.0-5mdk to a Windows server.
I know you solved it...
> [root at fp-2252 /etc]# mount -t smbfs -o username=John\ Doe
> //188.8.131.52/transfer /mnt/Transfer
> 20313: session request to 184.108.40.206 failed (Called name not present)
> 20313: session request to 164 failed (Called name not present)
> 20313: session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)
> SMB connection failed
*SMBSERVER is a special name that should be accepted by NT/2k/XP/Samba
servers (and probably others). What is the server running? If not one of
those that could explain it.
If *SMBSERVER fails perhaps smbmount and smbclient should do whatever
nmblookup does to find the netbios name (do a nmblookup -A and try all the
names returned ...). Did nmblookup -A return the name that worked?
> groups.google.com and marc.theaimsgroup.com, but besides a lot of
> other help requests like mine, I didn't find a solution.
I'm surprised. Name in "Called name" refers to netbios names (not very
obvious) and using the netbios name is often suggested, sometimes combined
with forcing the right IP#.
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