[Samba] XP share not listed in Linneighborhood

Guenter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Wed Apr 30 11:09:39 GMT 2008

Am Mittwoch, 30. April 2008 schrieb Larry Alkoff:
> I am unable to find my Windows XP share (winpro) in Linneighborhood 
> which runs on my desktop Kubuntu Linux box.
> When I try to mount that Windows XP share I get the error message:
> 2139: session request to WINPRO failed (Not listening on called name)
> 2139: session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening on called name)
> SMB connection failed
> smbmt: Error: winpro _not_ mounted.
> The command line I'm using to mount Winpro is:
>     smbmount //winpro/lba  /mnt/winpro  -o guest,uid=lba
> This line _used_ to work before I had a malfuntion on the winpro box and 
> had to Repair XP.  Repair is similiar to a fresh install except many 
> (but not all) settings are kept.
> Both winpro and the Kubuntu box are on the same workgroup and subnet
> with fixed IP.
> Why is the winpro machine "not listening on called name" ?
> I've been working on this a couple of days and suspect something in the 
> Windows XP configuration but haven't made any headway.
> Larry

Are you sure, that you named that winxp box "winpro"?
Inside a windows cmdline window, use "nbtstat -n" to view the
registered netbios names. 
Also have a look whether the workgroup matches.

Btw - using 'smbclient -L winpro -U<username>%<password>' is an easier
way to check for availability of that remote box.

Also 'smbtree' can help to diagnose that problem.

Cheers, Günter

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