mount error(112): Host is down Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)
I could connect to the Samba server locally, but not remotely, nor on my second NIC.
After having no luck with Google searches, I found the problem located in the in /var/log/samba.xxx log files, where xxx the identity of the machine attempting to connect.
[2010/10/10 06:45:56.882732, 1] lib/util_sock.c:1622(get_peer_name) get_peer_name: getnameinfo failed for ::ffff:192.168.254.7 with error Temporar y failure in name resolution [2010/10/10 06:45:56.885095, 0] lib/util_sock.c:474(read_fd_with_timeout) [2010/10/10 06:45:56.885200, 0] lib/util_sock.c:1432(get_peer_addr_internal) getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected read_fd_with_timeout: client 0.0.0.0 read error = Connection reset by peer.
The cure, in this case, was to name each IP number attempting to
connect to SAMBA in /etc/hosts. These can be generic names, for those
nos delivered by DHCP.