[Samba] Windows won't recognize hostname of server
garasi9 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 15:04:07 GMT 2007
Was your nmb service running? Please start it and try again. To make your
windows automatically check for netbios name in wins server, please
configure your network options (in tcp/ip) to include wins server ip
On 3/21/07, Don.Walters at falconjet.com <Don.Walters at falconjet.com> wrote:
> > Last time you posted your smb.conf it included the line
> > wins server = <censored>
> > So, not knowing the ip address of your WINS server I suggested you try
> > nmblookup -R -U ipaddr.of.wins.server mis001
> > I thought you'd realize for ipaddr.of.wins.server you where supposed
> > type in the ip address of your WINS server.
> > Today when you posted your smb.conf you've got the line
> > wins server = 126.96.36.199
> > What happens when you issue the following command?
> > nmblookup -R -U 188.8.131.52 mis001
> I'm really sorry. That was quite a foolish mistake on my part. Clearly
> I have too much to do... so much that I'm not investing enough thought
> in what I'm doing anymore.
> I tried running the command from various machines but I always get the
> same answer...
> name_query failed to find name mis001
> I also have found out there is another samba server on our network.
> Running the same command with its hostname instead of mine renders the
> same result. That server is version 2.2.12 running on AIX 5.
> Here is the config on that machine...
> workgroup = DFJ
> netbios name = DFJ250
> server string = Samba srvdfj250
> security = SERVER
> encrypt passwords = Yes
> password server = lr-dc01
> username map = /usr/local/samba/lib/username.map
> log file = /local/samba/var/log.%U
> max log size = 50
> name resolve order = wins bcast host
> load printers = No
> character set = ISO8859-1
> wins server = 184.108.40.206
> create mask = 0777
> directory mask = 0777
> follow symlinks = No
> I have looked closely at its config file and even tried using elements
> from it in my own config file, but its not helping. If anyone has any
> suggestions of what I may want to try, I'd be happy to hear them. But
> the conclusion I am reaching is that I need to install another version
> of Samba and maybe this will resolve itself.
> One final thing... I was looking at my log files and I noticed that
> clients on the same subnet as my server are being logged as their
> hostname, while clients connecting from different subnets are logged as
> their IP address. I don't know if this because name resolution isn't
> working too well, or if this is normal behavior.
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