CIFS fails to mount with hostname, works with IP

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by haarp, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. haarp

    haarp LI Guru Member

    Can someone explain this to me?

    When I try to mount a CIFS volume with via IP address (\\192.168.0.4\router) it works fine. When I attempt the same via hostname (\\huey\router) it fails with this error:
    Code:
    Nov  8 14:04:34 tomato user.err kernel:  CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed, return code = -22
    I entered the machine with static DHCP now, but I'd still like to mount via hostname instead.
     
  2. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

    try with a dot to see if it works:
    \\huey.\router
     
  3. haarp

    haarp LI Guru Member

    Nope, fails with the same error
     
  4. srouquette

    srouquette Network Guru Member

  5. haarp

    haarp LI Guru Member

    Yup, it is. And I have no problems pinging it from the router. Just CIFS seems to hate hostnames ;)
     
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