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Old 08-22-2003, 08:57 AM   #1
Gallienus
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smb server, no host (null) found


Using red hat9 I get the following message when I try to browse the network.
"Couldn't display smb:/// because no host (null) could be found". I have reviewed my etc/host settings and the etc/sysconfig/network settings and they seem correct. (os level=65, local master=yes, preferred master=yes). I'm inputting a non-null host name under the Network config panel, also the ethernet card is apparently working.

I used to get the error can't find the smb master browser but apparently that has been fixed by changing the network settings.

I can ping my own computer but nothing else.

Please help
 
Old 08-22-2003, 12:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Try supplying a hostname - eg:
smb://name/
or
smb://ip.add.re.ss/
 
Old 08-22-2003, 01:35 PM   #3
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No luck, it still won't connect. RedHat tech support mentioned that nfs is used for networking to other Linux machines and smb for networking to windows machines. I'd like to get both working

Someone told me I definately should have the 127.0.0.1 localhost..... line in as well as the other computers in the etc/hosts file.
 
Old 08-22-2003, 02:36 PM   #4
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Do you have any firewall rules in place:
iptables -L
 
Old 08-29-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
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No no firewall rules were specified. iptables -l returns the error message invalid arguement -l Since the network was never really working no is no need for firewall rules.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 11:22 AM   #6
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Of course "iptables -l" returns error! The argument is invalid!

Try "iptables -L" instead! (CAPITAL 'L')
 
Old 08-29-2003, 04:57 PM   #7
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Angry

still no luck. iptables -L works but there are no rules set.

How does one set the server?
Why does it always say no host (null) found for my own computer?

I setup a host name in the network config panel (which is the same as editing /etc/hosts).
 
  


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