[Samba] Troubles with Network Neighbourhood

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Sat Dec 14 17:18:00 GMT 2002

There is a Recent-FAQs.txt document which discusses this error.
Check your hosts allow and hosts deny parameters, and also think about
erroneous reverse DNS lookups.

You can increase the debugging level of smclient and get more information with
smbclient -d4 -L servername


On Sat, Dec 14, 2002 at 04:09:19PM +0100, #ukasz Maria Mcis3awski OP wrote:
> Hi Joel,
> > Have you walked throught DIAGNOSIS.txt in the source docs?
>     Yeah, but only after your mail :) and I've got such results:
> 1 & 2. pings and testparm
>     OK.
> 3. smbclient -L servername
>     warning about alternate permissions, but also:
>     added interface ... - it OK,
>     session request to servername failed (not listening or calling name)
>     session request to *SMBSERVER (same as above)
>     But I can't find what is wrong (smb.conf) is OK.
> 4. nmblookup -B servername __SAMBA__ -- returns IP of server as it should
> 5,6,7,8,9,10 gives positive results (7th test "ex definitio" - as the machines
> on subnet have access to all resources)
> So, the only trouble is with 3rd test... It suggests that there are troubles
> with nmbd but I've completly no idea what to do with it (my knowledge about
> administrating system is not very impressive :)). I'm not running smb from inetd
> but as a daemon. And situation is strange for when machines arent logging and
> have no access to server (just simple MSNetwork) they see each other very nice.
> Aver starting server and allowing domain logon I have to seek machines by Find
> Computer in Network Neighbourhood.
> Lukasz

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