On 8/13/06, Snuk the Great <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Hello, This has me puzzeled. Tonight I could not find out why my freeBSD machine could not mount a windows share. Whenever I tried it the shell would just freeze. After a few hours I tried disabling my wireless Access Point on the windows machine and now I was able to mount the mount the share. After this I tried a bunch of things to make mount work even when the Acces Point was on, like changing the IP adress of the AP, but no luck. First I figured it might be a port issue, so I tried forcing Samba to go through a different port, but again no luck.
My guess is that your shell isn't freezing, it's just in a very long wait state. MS Windows, and samba, tend to do this when they are waiting for name resolution.
Let me explain my setup a bit: My pc and the freeBSD machine are in a LAN. This LAN has acces to the internet. My pc has a WLAN card which server as a Wireless Access Point. I use my pc to share the LAN with my Access Point, so this as well has acces to the internet. I am out of ideas what to trie/do. So I was hoping you guys can give me a nudge in the right direction.
Check your name resolution first. Samba and windows both have tools to troubleshoot NetBIOS name resolution. Do you have a WINS server? If you haven't configured a WINS server samba/windows will use a broadcast to ask "the network" what names are available, this can be problematic on almost any network. Try appending a `&` to the end of the mount command, or press CTL+z after you start it to send it to the background. You should get your shell back so you can watch the samba log files. -- -- Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard. --Atom Powers-- _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"