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

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Thu May 30 03:34:02 GMT 2002

"Gerald (Jerry) Carter" wrote:
> 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.

Why can't it connect back to the remote IP associated with the socket? 
(or the one that was associated etc..?)

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
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