View Full Version : samba server with an invalid computer name?

24th April 2006, 09:49 PM
hi there, im having troubles with my samba server and would appriciate some help. i have installed my server on fedora 4 (recently yum updated). it seems to have binded to my domain correctly and all but i am having troubles connecting to my shares from windows. im using w2k3 and w2k as clients. i can ping the hostname and ip's from any computer to any computer so they all communicate. but when i attempt to connect to the share i get an error after it tries to athenticate:
the format of the specified computer name is invalid"
lol ive been on this for 4 hours now and im running out of ideas


24th April 2006, 10:49 PM
Check in your /etc/sysconfig/network file and see what HOSTNAME= says. If it differs try that one as the name.