[Samba] smb print server tries to connect back to client?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue May 28 19:52:03 GMT 2002

On Tue, 28 May 2002, John F Flynn III wrote:

> I have encountered a bizarre problem upon moving from Samba 2.2.2 to 2.2.4
> on our local print server.
> When a client tries to map a printer, the server does a DNS lookup on the
> netbios name of the client, and tries to contact that IP address. This can
> fail in situations where the client's netbios and DNS names don't match,
> as in a wireless network user. The failure doesn't prevent printing, but
> it adds an annoying delay when mapping the printer.

See "name resolve order: in smb.conf(5).  The back connection is for 
printer (and job) change notification.

cheers, jerry
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