On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Matt Smith wrote:

> ACK! Ok this morning for some strange reason when trying to resolve my
> samba server authentication fails ... it can ping the host name and it
> tries to connect but authentication fails, if I connect to the IP all
> works fine, this only started happening this AM any ideas?
>
>
> My enviro is a win2k3 AD domain and a samba file server ...
>
> everything seems to run fine except for when users try to map to
> machinename\share it fails, but works with ip_address\share


Sounds like a WINS name resolution problem. We had an issue like this
recently and found out that the WINS server listed in smb.conf was not
running (service did not start after a power outage). Now, we list both
our WINS servers in case one fails.

You may need to restart Samba (or at least nmbd) if you change WINS
settings, in order for Samba to register its name with the new server(s).

Andy
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