[Samba] Re: SMBMOUNT

Urban Widmark urban at teststation.com
Thu Oct 31 09:12:03 GMT 2002

On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Tidu Nicola wrote:

> Can you give me an explanation about this error I get:
> when I give the command:
> mount -t smb -o username=name,password=pw // /mnt/remote
> i receive these two lines:
> 12500: session request to failed (Called name not present)
> 12500: session request to 10 failed (Called name not present)

When you specify the server name as smbmount first tries to 
send that string as the server name (one of the parameters when connecting 
is that the client should give the name of the server).

Failing that it tries to use the name up to the first .

Failing that it tries to use *SMBSERVER, which works (else you would have 
had that error printed too).

"Called name" is the netbios name of the server.

In all cases it has attempted to connect to ip The quiet way 
to do this is to use:
mount -t smb -o username=... //servername/software

Or if your machine doesn't know which ip matches 'servername':
mount -t smb -o username=...,ip= //servername/software

If you don't know the netbiosname of the server I guess you could try 

mount -t smb -o username=...,ip= //*SMBSERVER/software

Or just live with the harmless errors.


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