[Samba] Mapping Problem

Andrew Gaffney agaffney at technaut.darktalker.net
Tue Dec 16 17:09:08 GMT 2003

> All,
> 	The Windows 2000 client is on my side of the firewall (the error message is: "remote computer is not available"), the Windows XP client is on the other side of the firewall, (the error message is: "The specified network name is no longer available").  I am able to ping both the IP address and server name of the CIFS/Samba server.  I cannot perform the mapping, via Map Drive, then I connect as different user name and I enter a user id that I setup with smbpasswd (testcifs).  Then I receive both these messages, I have searched message lists and the web for documentation on these errors, and I am unable to find anything that works.  I seen a document that said if you could ping, then the next thing was to setup lmhosts on the client, which I did, that still does not work, so there may be some configuration problem of some sort.
> I appreciate your help very much.

Are the 2 boxes on different IP subnets? If so, they won't be able to broadcast to find a 
box with a certain NETBIOS name. You'll need to set 'wins support = yes' in your smb.conf 
and point both boxes at the IP of the Samba server for the WINS resolution.

Andrew Gaffney

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