OK I have 2 sets of computers all behind 2 seperate nat setups...
the internal subnets are 192.168.1.x & 192.168.3.x I need to be able to mount all the windows hard drives from the Linux machine. I can sucessfuly mount all of the computers in the .1.x range with now problems using the command.
smbmount \\\\192.168.1.100\\c$ /network/recp1/ -o username=myun password=mypw
However if I try to do the equivelent to a computer on the .3.x network it says:
30220: session request to 192.168.3.100 failed (Called name not present)
30220: session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
Password: (I type the password here)
30220: session setup failed: Call timed out: server did not respond after 20000 milliseconds
SMB connection failed
The only thing I can think of is that the Linux box trying to mount the samba share is 20-30 miles away on the .3.x network. Although the ping time is less than 150ms going through the VPN or outside it.
if I use Konqoure ang go to the address smb://192.168.1.100/c$/
it gives me a popup to enter my username and password and then it connects/works fine. (Which would normaly be fine except I need to beable to do it from the command line for automation reasons....)
Thanks, Guys and Gals of Exp-Exch.