Re: [Samba] can´t access share by name, but on ip

Giovanni Cambria cambria at
Wed Mar 14 16:42:35 GMT 2007

Hi, Johnny
I'm just a beginner, not a guru. Perhaps my experience could help you.

You can have the same problem on a Windows workgroup (peer-to-peer network, 
no domain controller) when 2 windows boxes reside on different workgroups.
This happens because NetBIOS can't resolve names in address across different 
workgroups. You should verify if your DNS "knows" your windows box.

Otherwise, adding a line like this:    machine-name

in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file helps windows to resolve 
name in IP.

Let me know.

Giovanni  :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Aders andersson" <cpsamba at>
To: <samba at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 3:53 PM
Subject: [Samba] can´t access share by name, but on ip

> Hi All !
> i´m running Clearcase (IBM Rational) and have some strange problems ... 
> when i use Samba ver 3.21b i can´t access the samba share by name 
> (\\servername\sambashare) but i can access it on ip 
> (\\\sambashare\) i´m running debug level 10 and it seems like 
> it can´t authenticate when access on netbios/dns/host name but on ip it 
> can ? when running samba ver 3.23b from it works fine to 
> access share from windows but unfortantly Clearcase doesn´t support this 
> version.. (something with their filesystem) any suggestions ? i dont thin 
> it it s a dns/host/netbios problem !
> sincerly
> Johnny
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