[Samba] Machine confused about localhost
pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Mon Dec 13 19:38:24 GMT 2004
> I run rpcclient without specifying an IP address and I get the
> following error:
> # /products/samba/bin/rpcclient //localhost -U novosirj
> cli_full_connection: failed to connect to //LOCALHOST<20> (0.0.0.0)
> Cannot connect to server. Error was NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL
> ...the machine knows what localhost is otherwise:
> ...anyone have any insights?
(Speculating wildly like I usually do) I'd say that is because
smbd/nmbd don't register the name localhost at all. When you say telnet
localhost you're asking dns to look it up, which usually responds
properly via /etc/hosts or possibly your dns server ( I think ours
responds 127.0.0.1 if you ask who localhost is). When you ask for
//localhost you're asking for the netbios host at localhost, which no
one has claimed.
Try without the // or with //<servername> and see if that works out
better for you.
Sorry if my usage of nmbd/netbios is bad.
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