[Samba] smbclient can't start a session with stupid XP

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Jun 27 18:14:04 GMT 2002

Another way to look at this is with the smbclient -L client -R option command.
option can be bcast, lmhosts, host, wins (only choose one).
This way you can see which method if any can find the client.
Othewise, the resolve order in smb.conf is used. It is not stated but it is true
that if one method fails to find it, the other methods may not always be
tried. This will happen if the host option precede other options. If the
host option (DNS) returns the wrong ip number, as will happen if the client
name in the DNS refers to a different machine than the client referred to by
the netbios name.


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