[Samba] A problem about ICMP Destination Unreachable

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Dec 25 14:02:00 GMT 2002

Have you gotten any responses?
This sounds like a network issue, not a samba issue.
As an amateur, I track these problems down by:
1. Looking at the output of tcpdump.
2. Looking at arp -n.
3. Looking into misconfigured DNS. 
4. Putting the server into lmhosts or hosts.
5. Looking at route -n.


On Tue, Dec 24, 2002 at 09:34:38AM -0800, bo wang wrote:
> Hello, 
> I have installed samba in a 
> Linux RedHat 8.0 PC in my lab
> as a file server. The clients
> of samba are PCs with MS Windows98.
> Now I meet some problems, I can see
> samba server name in Network Neighborhood,
> but when I click the icon, I get this
> error message after a long delay:
> Cannot link to Linuxserver(server name).
> And I used Ethereal to track the packets
> to find the problem, I found that there
> were errors like "ICMP: Destination Unreachable"
> when packets came from server to client.
> The same problem  occured when I used 
> FTP from client to check the TCP. 
> Ping is ok(I can ping form server to client and
> client to server), so I don't understand this problem,
> thank you for your helps and advices.
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