locke at nc.rr.com
Thu Jul 26 04:23:24 GMT 2001
Ok, I'm having a bit of a problem... So I'll start with a quick rundown:
I'm running Mandrake 8 (kernel 2.4.3), and trying to get smbclient
working right... I'm not trying to share any files, just access my 40
gigs of mp3's on my windows machine in the other room....
Unfortunately, it's not working as easily as I had hoped. When I try to
smbclient //Jim/MUSIC fakepassword -U Administrator
It says: Get_Hostbyname: Unknown host Sauron
Connection to Jim failed
Sauron being the hostname of this computer....
I then tried adding -n Gandalf to the end of the command, hoping to
override the netbios name, to no avail
Complicating this whole matter is the fact that both computers are
served DHCP by our cable router... which is working fine... but since
I'm under DHCP, I can't add myself to my hosts file... so, what do I do?
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