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Old 03-30-2004, 02:20 PM   #1
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Session request failed (Called name not present)

I have the following shell script to map a drive to a windows machine:

echo Enter password:
stty -echo
read passwd
stty echo
mount -t smbfs -ousername=myusername,password=$passwd // /mnt/mountname
It works fine and the share mounts, but for some reason I get this error:
4615: session request to failed (Called name not present)
4615: session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)

Anyone have any clues?
Old 04-07-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
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I suddenly got the same problem. Last weekend, I 'down'graded from Slackware Current to 9.1 (with a clean format), but kept my working configuration files. But now, smbmounting returns errors. For instance:

smbmount // /mnt/usersbw -o username=name,password=pass


2133: session request to CTWDATA1.CTW.UT failed (Called name not present)

Strangely, the remote folders are correctly mounted by a smbmount process with pid 2134 and fully accessible! And note the incomplete URL as returned in the error message...

Can anybody explain this?


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