[Samba] 'Not listening for calling name'

Vicky Clarke vclarke at frontier.co.uk
Wed Jul 10 07:44:05 GMT 2002

At 06:46 10/07/2002 -0400, Joel Hammer wrote:
>Here is an old post I have in my files. This may relate to your problem.
>Also, have you tried the -R option to smbclient to try to isolate the
>============Previous "Solution"=====================
>Subject: Re: Not listening for calling name
>I managed to reproduce your error.
>I don't know if this is your problem but I can reproduce it if I configure
>my DNS improperly. ( I use BIND).
>If I have an entry for battelship1 in my named.local file, say:
>battlelship1  86400   IN      A
>but don't have any such ip address in my  192.168.1 file, then this error is
>reported by smbclient.
>IT IS IMPORTANT to note the ping and ping battleship1 work just
>fine despite this DNS configuration error.
>Also, if I have no entry for battlelship1 in named.local but have an entry
>for in my 192.168.1 file, and try:
>smbclient -L
>I get the same error message.

Reverse DNS is theoretically working for the Samba server, although it's 
Windows NT's DNS service (don't ask), so it may have some brokenness I 
don't know about.


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