[Samba] samba win2k network path not found error 53
John H Terpstra
jht at samba.org
Sun Dec 22 16:41:02 GMT 2002
On Sun, 22 Dec 2002, shamu90 wrote:
> I am not using WINS and both machines are on the same subnet. Is there is
> any known issue of win2k with samba ?
The underlying issue with all MS Windows Networking (like Samba and Win2K)
is that if the TCP/IP networking is not corectly configured then it will
You did not help me to understand how your samba is configured.
Firstly, you need to make sure that all machines have correct TCP/IP
Secondly, MS Windows networking involves a namespace that uses a method of
translating it's names to TCP/IP addresses that differs from basic TCP/IP
name resolution. In the absence of WINS, the resolution of a Windows
machine name to an IP address will be done via UDP broadcast. WINS is your
best friend - it saves a lot of heartache and significantly reduces
network broadcast traffic.
Something basic is broken in your network configuration.
So, first suggestion is "read the Entire-HOWTO-Collection" documentation
that is part of the samba sources (in the docs directory).
Then, when you are ready to receive help, please send me your smb.conf
file to <jht at samba.org> and I will try to help you further.
- John T.
> Muhammad Shakeel
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John H Terpstra [mailto:jht at samba.org]
> Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 11:29 PM
> To: shamu90
> Cc: samba at samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] samba win2k network path not found error 53
> On Sat, 21 Dec 2002, shamu90 wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > i installed the samba 2.2.2 for solaris 8 on SPARC server and trying to
> > connect it throught win2k machine but when i use the following command:
> > net use \\sunmachine
> > i get the following error message
> > system error 53 has occured
> This means that your Win2K machine is unable to resolve the sunmachine
> name to it's IP address. Are you wusing WINS?
> If so, how is Samba configured? Where is your WINS server?
> If you are not using WINS, are both machines on the same sub-net?
> - John T.
> > The network was path not found
> > sunmachine name is also entered in the lmhosts file.
> > I really appreciate the quick reply.
> > My smb.conf is attached
> > Regards,
> > shakeel
> John H Terpstra
> Email: jht at samba.org
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org
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