[Samba] Error: Called name not present ?????

Mac mac at nibsc.ac.uk
Fri Apr 30 09:34:34 GMT 2004

>Yesterday it was working very good, but today:
># /usr/local/samba/bin/smbclient -L
>added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
>session request to failed (Called name not present)
>session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
>session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Called name not present)
> - PC with Win98; all pc's with Win98 returns this error.
>PC's with WinXP work OK.

On Windows 95/98 you _must_ supply the name of the PC as part of the connect,
and it must be right, i.e.

smbclient -L NetBIOS-name-of-PC  -I

for some reason the PC requires the name to be supplied by the client.

You can use  'nmblookup -A' to get the NetBIOS name you need.

If you don't supply one, then 'smbclient' uses '*SMBSERVER' which simply
won't work on Windows 95/98

Hope this helps,

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