[Samba] "Called name not present" - using smbclient from linu x to access win98

Xingjun Chu jasonchu at nortelnetworks.com
Fri Jan 7 15:49:27 GMT 2005

Thanks a lot!
That would be great if you can explain further why and how the netbios
session requires the netbios name, not ip address, 

Thanks again!

Cheers Jason

-----Original Message-----
From: Gerald (Jerry) Carter [mailto:jerry at samba.org] 
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 10:42 AM
To: Chu, Xingjun [CAR:9D10:EXCH]
Cc: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: Re: [Samba] "Called name not present" - using smbclient from linux
to access win98

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Xingjun Chu wrote:
| Hi,
| I am quite confused by the following observation.
| I tried to use smbclient on a linux to access a Windows 98 se.
| ---  Smbclient  //IP address/sharefolder -U username%passwd.
| I got some errors like
| Session request to [Ip address] failed (called name
| not present).
| But I can use  the same command from the same Linux to
| access a Window 2000 machine.

Windows 2000 will support netbiosless operations
where as win9x requires netbios a netbios session.

| But the following fact confused me, I can access
| win98 use "//IP address/sharefolder" from my win2k machine, for 
| example, enter "//win98 ip address/sharefoler" in the "run", I can get 
| in.

Windows 2000 is resolving the ip address to a netbios name
for you.

cheers, jerry
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