I am running a small network, consisting mostly of Windows XP clients. I'm moving my server from Debian/Samba/WINS to OpenIndiana. Now I cannot access the server by its name, although I can by IP:

C:\Users\jaquer>net view \\lisa
System error 53 has occurred.

The network path was not found.

C:\Users\jaquer>net view \\
Shared resources at \\

Share name  Type  Used as  Comment

home        Disk
data        Disk
The command completed successfully.

I can ping the server, and the name resolves to the right IP:

C:\Users\jaquer>ping -n 1 lisa

Pinging lisa.example.net [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=254

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 1, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 1ms

I've made sure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled. The router is running m0n0wall, in case that matters. I'd rather not add the server to the [lm]hosts file.

  • Make sure you don't have another computer on your network with the same name as your server! – user137302 May 31 '12 at 12:50

Found the problem: I had disabled the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service a while back. I guess I didn't need it with the WINS server running.

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