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Old 12-11-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Samba server not browseable on network


I can get to the Samba server by \\IP Address, but I can't get to it by \\SERVER NAME. I am not running a firewall and am using dnsmasq for a DNS forward caching. Everything works fine except that I cannot connect by the server name without adding it the the hosts file on the client pc. I don't know what I am missing, but I'm sure it easy. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-11-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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What is the output of "nslookup servername" on a client w/o the entry in the hosts file? I'm guessing that your caching name server isn't serving up the extra name.

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Old 12-11-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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Here is what I get with nslookup on client. I do not have the lookup in the hosts file either.

> server
Server: Server
Address: 192.168.1.100

*** Server can't find server: Non-existent domain

That is the right address of the server. Thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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Try this page: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba...k/ch07_03.html

HTH

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Old 12-12-2007, 03:16 PM   #5
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That did it. Thanks..
 
Old 12-12-2007, 03:54 PM   #6
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Glad I could point you in the right direction.

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