[Samba] Re: name resolution

Dragan Krnic dkrnic at lycos.com
Thu Aug 21 09:59:40 GMT 2003

> the samba server is visible to all windows clients 
> in the network neighborhood. and i also can access 
> to shares on the server without any problems.
> but if i do the following: 
> echo "test" | smbclient -M workstation01
> the answer is:
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> Cannot resolve name workstation01#0x3

There is no master browser in your network.

> when i use the ip adress instead of "workstation01"
> i get:
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> session request failed

IP address is out of place here.

> i also have a bind9 dns server on my server running. 
> when i try a dns lookup via nslookup it works in 
> both directions.

It doesn't use DNS. It uses WINS.

> what i do wrong? i don't want to use the lmhosts or 
> hosts file because i do not want to update the files 
> when there is somthing changing in the local network

lmhosts would do, but better set your samba server up
as domain master, preferred master and wins support,
all three " = Yes". That's my setting which works.

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