Network-Wide/single client alerts

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by cjc343, Feb 14, 2004.

  1. cjc343 macrumors 6502

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    I have been looking for a way to contact people via a wireless intranet connection. This would be simple if it were an all Mac network, unfortunately, it isn't.

    I searched the internet, but got no results for the Macintosh OS. If anyone knows of a utility with which I can do this, please tell me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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  3. cjc343 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    hmm...

    I get 2 different errors. One for Mac, and one for Windoze.

    Here is what I get: (Edited to protect computer)

    ComputerName:~ UserName$ smbclient -M *.*.*.5
    session request failed
    ComputerName:~ UserName$ smbclient -M *.*.*.2
    message start: ERRSRV - ERRmsgoff
    ComputerName:~ UserName$

    The IP ending in .5 is the Windoze computer,

    The IP ending in .2 is the Mac.


    I stripped all protection (firewalls etc...) from all 3 computers (sender and 2 receivers) but I still got the same message. I also had file sharing + windows file sharing on on both the Macs and the C dir shared on the Windoze.
     
  4. varmit macrumors 68000

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    your problem

    smbclient -M NETBIOSNAME -U FROMNAME

    netbiosname is not the ip address, and you have to turn on the ability to get netsends on the pcs. And you might need to give a from address. Read the link, sometimes you need to use the user name, for people using 2000, and not the netbiosname. Its not really a solution, only a desparate idea.
     

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