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Old 04-09-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
GiX
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Samba - can't get her to dance!!!


Just a simple quick one...

I'm running a 2003 server as a DHCP DC and active directory.
I'm sharing a folder on one of my XP systems that is part of the domain.
My Fedora box is set to fetch it's vitals via DHCP, which it does...I think

ifconfig indicates that it is receiving it's ip from my server.

when mounting the share using the following command I get the error:
command: smbmount //myxpsystem/dl /mnt/shares -o username=myname
error:connection to myxpsystem failed
SMB connection failed

but when I use the IP, it works fine...
smbmount //192.168.161.6/shares /mnt/shares -o username=myname
passwd:

My question is this, shouldn't the Linux system be able to resolve the computername to the IP as my 2003 DC is the DNS server...I've even configured the linux box manually with all ip's...still no change.

Also, what command can I use to check the current DNS server address that the linux box is using, as ifconfig only gives me the ip and subnet?

thanks from an appreciative newbie
 
Old 04-09-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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in /etc/samba/lmhosts add:

192.168.161.6 myxpsystem
 
Old 04-09-2005, 12:36 PM   #3
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If you want to use the name then make sure that the nmbd server is running.

The dns servers are set in /etc/resolv.conf.
 
Old 04-09-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
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Thanks zeos, by adding the ip to lmhosts worked

considering that I'm running DHCP, that system will not always have the same IP, how do I get around that...?

Yes nmbd is running, it starts up with smbd...
 
Old 04-09-2005, 02:22 PM   #5
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I'm wholly unfamiliar with win2k3, but you'll probably need to install the wins server on that box (if it's not already) and point samba at it to get it's netbios names (though hopefully someone who's familiar with windows can chime in, I generally set everything up exactly opposite, with samba being the PDC )

So, if you've got a wins server up and running....edit your smb.conf, under [global] add "wins server = ip.of.server", you may want to also add (in the same section) "name resolve order = wins bcast hosts" and restart samba. Again, this is a guess on my part ....I'm used to doing everything with samba running the show (wins/smb)
 
Old 04-09-2005, 03:16 PM   #6
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Thanks, but it seems to have solved itself?

I set everything on the linux box back to DHCP and it now seems to resolve the ip's without the lmhosts specified...mmm

but thanks for your time, I learned something new...
 
  


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