[Samba] Unable to map network drive using server name

Martin, Diane dkmartin at neca.org
Sat Feb 22 07:47:09 MST 2014

Running samba on AIX 6.1.  Mapping share on windows 7 workstation.
My share will only map using the ip address, not by server name.
smbclient -L //<servername>/testarea  on the unix box is successful

When I run a net view command I receive a system error.
C:\Users\Desktop>net view \\<servername>\test<file:///\\%3cservername%3e\test> area
System error 53 has occurred.

Is the problem with my samba config or possible a network issue?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

        dns proxy = yes
        log file = /usr/local/samba/log.%m
        smb ports = 139
        server string = Samba Server
        workgroup = NECA.ORG
        client lanman auth = yes
        encrypt passwords = yes
        security = user
        passdb backend = tdbsam
        max log size = 50
        client plaintext auth = yes
        unix password sync = yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u

   comment = Test Area
   path = /testarea
   public = no
   writable = yes
   printable = no

Diane K. Martin
Sr. Support Analyst / AIX Admin
80 So. Jefferson Rd
Whippany, NJ  07981
Phone:  973.884.8164   Cell: 973.216.0056

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