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samba smbclient timeout connecting to

doing this from a Linux redhat 7.3 with  ip = 10.1.1.37

smbclient -L //Asus -W  mygroup

I get this error:

added interface ip=10.1.1.37 bcast=10.1.1.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
timeout connecting to 208.70.188.15:139                          
Error connecting to 208.70.188.15 (Operation already in progress)
Connection to Asus failed                                        

notice that the query for Asus netbios name goes outside of my network,

actually my  Asus is a Windows PC with ip= 10.1.1.101, so WHY is not seeing ?


eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0E:A6:35:86:26
          inet addr:10.1.1.37  Bcast:10.1.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3147 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2175 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:11 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:287217 (280.4 Kb)  TX bytes:531249 (518.7 Kb)
          Interrupt:3 Base address:0x8800

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
10.1.1.0        *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
127.0.0.0       *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
default         router          0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
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Morne LateganCommented:
Hi sergioszy

What's the output of:

dig asus

and

nmblookup asus
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sergioszy_Author Commented:
sorry for the delay,

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dig asus output:


; <<>> DiG 9.2.0 <<>> asus
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 5014
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;asus.                          IN      A

;; ANSWER SECTION:
asus.                   10      IN      A       208.70.188.15

;; Query time: 8 msec
;; SERVER: 200.51.211.7#53(200.51.211.7)
;; WHEN: Wed May  6 08:51:17 2009
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 42


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nmblookup asus output:

querying asus on 10.1.1.255
10.1.1.11 asus<00>

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sergioszy_Author Commented:

I notice that smbclient was searching for Asus first in /etc/hosts, then dns lookup, so

to correct this problem I do

smbclient -R bcast  -L //asus  -W  mygroup

this ( -R bcast ) do a broadcast in the local network.

so thanks to  Uberpappa
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sergioszy_Author Commented:
I notice that smbclient was searching for Asus first in /etc/hosts, then dns lookup, so

to correct this problem I do

smbclient -R bcast  -L //asus  -W  mygroup

this ( -R bcast ) do a broadcast in the local network.

so thanks
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Morne LateganCommented:
Hy again.

Glad you got a solution. Just for reference: You can also change the lookup order in smb.conf:

name resolve order = wins bcast hosts

That will make samba use wins then broadcast, then dns.

If you don't have wins, change bcast to be the first entry and you should be fine without the -B option.
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