Samba problem ...

Arthur Chan achana at
Mon Sep 3 17:08:11 EST 2001

Hi all!
    I am configuring a second samba server using RedHat7.1 (the other is
working find using Mandrake8.0)
    W98 sees it in Network Neighbourhood, but complains when we try to
access it...

/sbin/ifconfig -a shows eth0 okay.
added default route & gateway okay.
W98 can ping FS1 and vice versa.

Samba.conf similar to another working file server.
testparm okay.
/sbin/service smb start okay.
W98 client sees FS1 in Network Neighbourhood, but on clicking the FS1
icon, W98 reports the following error in W98 client machine:
   \\FS1 not accessible.
   The computer or sharename could not be found. Make sure you typed it
correctly and try again.

Meanwhile, back on FS1 ...
Samba version 2.0.7
Service  uid   gid   pid   machine
<all blanks>
No locked files
Share mode memory usage(Bytes)
1048464(99%) free + 56(0%)used + 56(0%) overhead = 1048576(100%) total

On W98 side
nbtstats -a that the client W98 machine is status <00> registered.
ipconfig -all shows Node Type Broadcast, which is what I do not want
because I am aiming for hybrid if possible.

On the 1st samba server, smbclient -U% -L localhost :
Server                          Comment
------                          -------
Laptop01   Laptop01
PS1    Samba Server 2.0.7
FS1    Samba Server

Workgroup                       Master
---------                       ------
MYGRP                           PS1

On the 2nd samba server, smbclient -U% -L localhost :
Server                          Comment
------                          -------
FS1                             Samba Server
Workgroup                       Master
---------                       ------

Obviously the 2nd (RedHat installation) is not seeing Leptop01 and PS1
even though it can ping the others.

/var/log/samba/smb.log shows nothing unusual :
[2001/28/09 20:27:50, 1] smbd/files.c:file_init(215)
  file_init:information only:requested 10000 open files, 1014 are

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