[Samba] The Network path was not found - Please help

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Apr 24 20:16:02 GMT 2002

Well, I just added my problem machine to the to the DNS and it finds it.
The problem machine was an XP laptop, which was on a differnet subnet.  You
have to add the netbios name of the problem machine to the DNS.

I am not sure which machine can't find which machine in your setup. Samba
requires you to set some parameters in smb.conf to use DNS if a wins look
fails. Here is part of my named.local. I had to add the last line for ahamm002
because that was the netbios name of the XP machine even though when the XP
machine comes onto the network it gets assigned the name laptop by the DHCP server.

       jhammer.org.    86400   IN      SOA     hammer2 jlh.hammer2.jhammer.org (
                       199802152 28800 7200 604800 86400 )    l=2
               86400   IN      NS      hammer2                l=2
       localhost       86400   IN      A      l=2
       jhammer6 86400  IN      A
       hammer7 86400   IN      A
       hammer  86400   IN      A
       subnet  86400   IN      A
       laptop  86400   IN      A
       hammer8 86400   IN      A
       oldelsa 86400   IN      A
       ellen   86400   IN      CNAME   hammer1                l=2
       joel    86400   IN      CNAME   hammer2                l=2
       andrew  86400   IN      CNAME   hammer7                l=2
       helen   86400   IN      CNAME   hammer3                l=2
       elsa    86400   IN      CNAME   subnet                 l=2
       andy    86400   IN      CNAME   laptop                 l=2
       ahamm002 86440  IN      CNAME   laptop


On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 10:02:42AM +0800, Daniel Tan wrote:
> hi, i encounter the same problem on certain machines...i have DNS
enabled pointing it to my DNS server in win95 version b but it doesn't
seems to understand it...i need 2 manually add the hostname to bind
to the ip address in lmhosts...i hate that...is there any other way to
solve this issue? my DNS is serving all other workstations fine....

> the one not working is on a 10.0 network and my internet network is 192.168...routing works fine....
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Joel Hammer" <Joel at HammersHome.com>
> To: "Desmond Quek" <dquek at jni.com>; <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 12:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] The Network path was not found - Please help
> > Does using lmhosts solve the problem? If so, you should be able to solve the
> > problem with DNS.
> > 
> > BTW, we (I) may be confounding ourselves (myself) with terminology.
> > Cross net browsing is not quite the same thing as allowing clients to
> > find your server on a different subnet (I think). The clients aren't
> > really browsing in that case, just being pointed to a particular machine.
> > 
> > Joel
> > 
> > On Tue, Apr 23, 2002 at 09:18:36AM -0700, Desmond Quek wrote:
> > > Hi Joel,
> > > 
> > > Thanks for your tip!  Unless I have to, I'd rather prefer not to use
> > > lmhosts. 
> > > 
> > > I actually had "wins server" and some other global parameters
> > > recommended in BROWSING.txt defined in smb.conf.  But I'm still having
> > > this cross subnet browsing issue.  Not sure what am I missing...
> > > 
> > > 
> > 
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