[Samba] 'Not listening for calling name'

Herb Lewis herb at sgi.com
Tue Jul 9 11:25:01 GMT 2002

You should probably be typing 

smbclient //samba/art 

since you specified the netbios name of the machine to be samba.
If the name samba is not in your /etc/hosts file (or DNS) you 
would need to add the "-I wild" switch (assuming the DNS name
of your machine was wild

Vicky Clarke wrote:
> I'm having a strange problem with samba, 2.2.3a running on an
> out-of-the-box SuSE 8.0 system. This is the first time I've set it up
> (hence the dumb questions I was asking on here a day or two ago). I've now
> worked my way through diagnosis.txt and a couple of odd netBIOS issues with
> the NT4 PDC, and at last I have some shares set up that my Windows client
> can use quite happily. However smbclient on the local machine comes up with
> the following error:
> wild:~ # smbclient //wild/art -U username%password
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> session request to WILD failed (Not listening for calling name)
> session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening for calling name)
> smbd and nmbd are running as daemons; this is my smb.conf:
> [global]
>          netbios name = SAMBA
>          workgroup = DOMAIN1

Herb Lewis                               Silicon Graphics 
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