[Samba] smbclient lookup fails when querying local machine

Adam Nielsen adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au
Wed Dec 14 22:58:05 GMT 2005

Hi Ryan,

> boothost:~# smbclient -L -Uvalidusr
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> Password:
> session setup failed: Call timed out: server did not respond after
> 20000 milliseconds
> Can bad WINS entries affect results even if WINS isn't in the "name
> resolve order"?

When you use -L <ip> it bypasses WINS, hosts, lmhosts, etc. altogether
and connects directly to that IP address.  So that would explain why -L
BH1230 doesn't work, because WINS might be mapping back to an IP, but
you still get the timeout when connecting to that IP anyway.

Try running "netstat -lnp | grep smbd" to get a list of all ports that
Samba has open, and make sure they're all opened on the firewall
(including the 'lo' interface.)  I have a feeling there are two or
three different ports that need to be opened.


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