[Samba] Can connect to shares via IP but not hostname

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 18:07:59 GMT 2006

On 12/7/06, Scott <samba at troutpocket.org> wrote:
> Last night I upgraded my FC5 to samba-3.0.23c from 3.0.21b.  As a result I can
> no longer browse shares on the samba server via \\hostname\share\.  I can,
> however, access everything as usual via \\\share\.
> Nothing else in my config has changed.  The hostname resolves from all machines
> on the domain correctly so it's doesn't appear to be a name resolution issue.  I
> can see the root shares on the samba server, but when I try to browse them I get
> the error:
> "\\hostname\share refers to a location that is unavailable.  It could be on a
> hard drive..."
> I reverted back to 3.0.21b and the error persists.  All clients are having the
> same identical problem.  TIA.
Is nmbd running on the server?


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