SMB shares on OS X Panther

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I have an issue with SMB shares on a Mac OSX.3 server. I have connected it to the active directory and I can authenticate against the Windows credentials which are now available, but the problem is I can't connect to it via a UNC path, just IP. I can connect to '<server ip>share name' fine, but as soon as I put the name in as '<servername>share' or just '<servername>' to look for available shares, I get a "account not authorised to log in from this station" error. I have ensured the mac has a record in our DNS, and when I ping the IP I get a fully qualified name back. The weird thing is our UNIX Samba shares can be accessed this way, and browsing the Windows network UNIX machines appear as icons, but not the macs. Is there a host announcement or service announcement I'm missing?

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If you are connecting to the share with the hostname then you might look at making sure that hostname can resolve to the address. DNS will take care of the request (Depending in the DNS server) if it is a FQDN, or somethign that ends in a .com or .net etc. I get a message like that when we have vpn users trying to use a hostname to a samba server but through vpn there is no WINS set up so I have to give then a hosts entry for the server.

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  • Poppaman2
    Have you looked here: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/MacOSXSrvr10.3_WindowsServicesAdmin.pdf (look at CH. 5) for information on setting up Windows services? Have you enabled WINS?
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