[CDBUG-talk] mount_smbfs question

Jonathan Franks jonathan.franks at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 21:24:48 EST 2005

On Thu, 17 Mar 2005 20:40:38 -0500
Steve Moon <steve.moon at gmail.com> wrote:

> There seem to be four possible sources for the problem:
> Routing
> Name Resolution
> Active Directory/Kerberos/etc. shennanigans
> Active IP on a multi-homed host
> The most obvious and the one I've had the most trouble with is name
> resolution between subnets.  Have you tried adding an lmhosts file on
> your freebsd box? 

No, but it's worth a shot. Does this provide any benefit over adding hosts to /etc/hosts ? The thing is that I can consistently 
ping by hostname, which to me would seem to indicate that name resolution is working...

>If you're running 'pure' active directory (no NT or
> win95 systems) then everything *should* work OK with just DNS.
> Otherwise you'll have a master browser on each subnet and all sorts of
> fun trying to get everything working.
Yes indeed, this is a problem on our network. We don't have any NT systems, but the network is riddled with 95 and 98 clients ... 
even a few ME clients much to my dismay. 

> Another problem I've run into is a windows host that has, say, 3 IP's
> on one interface (useful for hosting several web sites). In this case,
> you can only map to the primary IP address (the one that shows up
> first in the networking box w/out going into the advanced tab that
> lets you assign multiple addresses).
Well, we're not doing this, but this is good to know. Never having run in to it, I would have thought that you could map to any of them.

> Routing seems to be a non-starter since you've tested connectivity in
> general. I can't speak to the whole active directory thing.
> One other resource is the samba faq which has a section discussing
> this problem: http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO.html#s12
Thanks, Steve. I'll check out the faq straight away. I can't help but feel that I am missing something obvious, or making some 
silly mistake, but so far it's eluding me.

> good luck-
> steve-

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