[Samba] smbmount question

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon May 20 14:20:34 GMT 2002

I can reproduce this error on my home system in the following way.

My home system has two subnets.

If I try to smbclient -L a server (XP) on a different subnet, using 
smbclient -L
I get the following error:

INFO: Debug class all level = 3   (pid 24708 from pid 24708)
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session request to failed (Called name not present)
session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)

However, the shares are all listed and things seem to be normal.

If I use the server winsbios name (which is the same as the dsn name)
smbclient -L elsa, I get the shares listed without any error messages.

This only occurs when I try to smbclient -L to a different subnet.

So, what happens when you try the NT server winsbios name, instead of
the server IP address, assuming you have got a winserver and your linux
box knows about it with the wins server parameter in smb.conf?


On Mon, May 20, 2002 at 03:51:51PM -0400, Marion Haines wrote:
> I'm on a Redhat 7.1, Samba 2.2.3a server in a share called Public.  I'm logged into the server as root, from the console and have cd'd to the Public directory.
> I'm trying to use smbmount to mount an NT share from a WinNT Server
4.0, SP3.  The share on that server is called "manage."  The IP of the NT
server is  The Samba server is on a different network
at  There is a directory named "Man" that will be used
as the mount point on the samba server.  > > > I issue the command: > >
>      smbmount // Man      then press the Enter
key.  > >       password:          I enter the password then press the
Enter key.  > > > I now get 2 error messages on the console: > > 955:
session request to failed (Called name not present).
> 955: session request to 210 failed (Called name not present).  >
> When I inspect the Man directory, all the appropriate files and
directories are there.  I see them with Network Neighborhood and with
Windows Explorer.  > > Does smbmount really do what I'm expecting it to
do with a shared NT directory & files or is the above responses normal?
Is there something else to do???  > > Thanks in advance, > Marion
D. Haines > Network Administrator > Board of County Commissioners
> Brevard County, Florida > ================================== >
EMail:  marion.haines at countygovt.brevard.fl.us > Phone: 321-617-7398
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