smbclient (net send type messages)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bbiebelberg, May 9, 2009.

  1. bbiebelberg macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I'm trying to send net send type messages from my Mac to my Windows XP. I'd use the following command in Terminal:
    Code:
    smbclient -M NETBIOSNAME
    Replacing the NETBIOSNAME with the Desktop name of the XP Machine. However, I receive the error "Connection to [computer name] failed"

    I know that the name is correct because and the computer is accessible because I use it with Mac Remote Desktop Connection.

    Any ideas on what could be causing a connection error?

    Thanks.
     
  2. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I believe sending messages this way was blocked on XP due to spamming occuring on networks, there is a way to unblock it but I am not entirely sure how to do this
     
  3. bbiebelberg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, I enabled the Messenger Service on XP, but I still get the error.
     
  4. bbiebelberg thread starter macrumors newbie

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