[Samba] Can't resolve local names - Master Browser Issues?Production servers please help!!!!

Paul Kraus pkraus at pelsupply.com
Tue May 20 14:46:43 GMT 2003

Ignore the passowrd sp that was a typo in the mail not in the command.

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[mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Paul Kraus
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 9:44 AM
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Subject: [Samba] Can't resolve local names - Master Browser
Issues?Production servers please help!!!!
Importance: High

I have 4 Linux servers all running samba. 
Everything has been working fine until yesterday.
With no changes to the network or to the servers samba has quit working

The problems all relate to samba not being able to look up names against
the master browser. When I try to mount using a windows pc name I get
this error...

[root at fileserver pdk]# mount -t smbfs -o username=pdk,passowrd=XXXXX
//pkraus/c$ /mnt/network timeout connecting to Error
connecting to (Operation already in progress)
27566: Connection to pkraus failed
SMB connection failed

I have no idea what is. That is definitely not on our

But if I mount using the ip address instead of pkraus
then everything mounts correctly but it still returns this error...
27560: session request to failed (Called name not
27560: session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)

I thought maybe one of our new xp machines which have not been setup to
handle smb passwords may have been elected as master browser (my other
xp machines had at the same time lost the ability to see anything in net
neighborhood.) so I set my windows 2000 machine to be preferred browser.
This restored the old xp machines ability to see the network computers.
But it did not resolve the issuse I am having with the Linux box. 

These are 4 PRODUCTION servers all using samba heavily for backups faxes

Please help ASAP. I have spent the last 4 hours searching the net and
can find no answers.


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