[Samba] problem mapping share using hostname of server

Martin, Diane dkmartin at neca.org
Tue Feb 25 08:06:58 MST 2014

Running samba version 3.2 on AIX 6.1.  Mapping share on windows 7 workstation.

I can map the share using \\<ip<file:///\\%3cip> address>\testarea.
If I attempt to map using using \\servername\testarea<file:///\\servername\testarea> I receive an error.

smbclient -L //<servername>/testarea  on the unix box is successful

When I run a net view command I receive the following:
C:\Users\Desktop>net view \\<servername>\testarea<file:///\\%3cservername%3e\testarea>
System error 53 has occurred.
Network path not found

I'm leaning towards something not quite right between samba config and DNS?  But I'm not sure where to look at this point.
Any input 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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