[Samba] Authentication problem netbios name vs ip address

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 02:28:54 GMT 2007

On 1/23/07, Dennis Clark <Dennis.Clark at patten.edu> wrote:
> Using Ubuntu 6.06.1, Samba 3.0.22, VMWare.
> I can access resources just fine if I type the ip address in the UNC \\\vol1 ( file:// ) but not if I use the netbios name \\linuxserver\vol1. ( file://linuxserver/vol1 )  The latter usage results in a prompt for user ID and PW.  Regardless of which method i use, if I login as root it works, if I login as any other user in spite of assigned rights, login is rejected.  Users are assigned to domain admin, all shares are configured to allow full access to domain admin.  Wins is enabled in the samba config file.
> What is the problem here?
> --
How about trying ping \\linuxserver from the windows machine and see
if  the ping returns ipdaddress of the machine you expect.


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