[Samba] smbclient -M "connection fails"

Fabrice Ling fling at nevadanap.com
Fri Mar 30 21:54:57 GMT 2007



I've been trying to get the smbclient -M to work but I'm running into
some troubles.


I want from a Linux box to display one of those popups, I can get a few
command to work fine which is where my issue is:


The windows machine I'm trying to send it to is (or
ENGS1004 NetBIOS name).


When I do:


smbclient -U fling%password -L ENGS1004.switchnet.nv


I get:


Domain=[SWITCHNET] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]


        Sharename       Type      Comment

        ---------       ----      -------

        IPC$            IPC       Remote IPC

        Empty           Disk      

        ADMIN$          Disk      Remote Admin

        C$              Disk      Default share

session request to ENGS1004.SWITCHN failed (Called name not present)

Domain=[SWITCHNET] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]


        Server               Comment

        ---------            -------


        Workgroup            Master

        ---------            -------


When I do:


mount -t cifs -o user=fling // /mnt/bleh/


and enter my password, it mounts the drive properly and I can browse the
remote directory.


But when I try:


smbclient -U fling%password -M ENGS1004.switchnet.nv


I'm getting:


Connection to ENGS1004.switchnet.nv failed


Is the -M working completely differently from the other aspects of samba
and requires specific setup to work?


I've did a test with other computer that aren't attached to a domain and
got it to work, but this is just giving me troubles.


Any body would have a hint of what the issue could be? I can't find any
log or error anywhere to lead me to what the problem could be.



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