[Samba] Samba and netbios --- HEEEEELLLP!!!

Dmitry Voronov dvoronov at synxpharma.com
Mon Jun 17 12:43:02 GMT 2002

So I guess specifically - for now - the question is, what could cause samba
to fail NetBIOS name registration? It doesn't receive any replies so the
registration should be successful. But then I try to look it up or ping it,
and it doesn't respond. I see the query going out, but nothing coming back
in. The thing that is driving me nuts is that my laptop works fine. All
settings work the way they should. The same names that fail with the server,
succeed with the laptop. They used to be different versions of Linux but
now, the only thing that's different as far as networking is concerned is
the MAC and that doesn't give me any clues.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of Dmitry Voronov
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 12:31 PM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Samba and netbios --- HEEEEELLLP!!!

Wow, ok, whatever the problem is, I'm now pretty convinced that it's over my
head. I am trying to setup samba as the PDC for our network. I cannot for
the life of me get it to work. I went home, tried it on my laptop and it
worked in 15 seconds. I came to work, setup the server exactly the same
and...nothing. "The domain either does not exist or could not be contacted"
blah blah. I've resorted to looking at the details of what's going on with
ethereal. I can see no difference in the way the two machines register
themselves but the server does not respond to name queries, neither to its
netbios name nor the domain name. The laptop does. I am running way short on
ideas. I have tried Potato, Woody, Redhat 7.1, 7.3. 7.1 is what's on my
laptop. I've tried 2.2.3a-something (6 I think), 2.2.4-2. No difference. I
tried duplicating the net setup of the laptop on the server with no luck
(hostnames, static ip etc). I just don't get it. IT SHOULD WORK!!!!!

Please help!!!

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