[Samba] XP share not listed in Linneighborhood

Larry Alkoff labradley at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 30 14:01:57 GMT 2008

Kai Blin wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 April 2008 11:02:34 Larry Alkoff wrote:
>> 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.
> Can you try with mount.cifs just in case?
> Cheers,
> Kai

Hello Kai and thanks very much for your reply.

I don't know much about mount.cifs but read the man page and tried the 

lba at kinda ~ $ mount.cifs \\winpro\c /mnt/winpro
mount error: improperly formatted UNC name. \winproc does not begin with 
\\ or //
No ip address specified and hostname not found

I'm basically trying to mount winpro at c:\ to the mount point /mnt/winpro.


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