Samba and Windows 2000

James McNeill james at
Fri Nov 15 05:17:37 EST 2002

Have you tried skipping name resolution all together? eg. 
Windows 2K likes to be it's own WINS (windows internet name service) 
server. Samba also has an option to be one. Pick one of them, and tell 
the other to use it.
what happens when you access Samba from Network Neighberhood browser?


António Jorge S. Tavares wrote:

>   I have two computers connected to each other (using a crossed cable), one running 
>Windows 2000 and the other RedHat Linux 8.0.
>   I installed, configured (users and all) and started Samba, to share some folders on 
>the Linux machine, and tryed to find the computer on the Windows machine, it showed up 
>on my Network Neighberhood with the name and comments that I defined on the smb.conf 
>file, so I thought "great, its done". No, not done!!! The problem is when I try to 
>access the computer ("\\<server>"), it takes some time, and then it tells me "Network 
>path not found".
>   I tryed and added each computer name to the others "hosts" file, didn't work.
>   Then, I confirmed if smbd and nmbd deamons are running - they are, so I looked at 
>the output of tcpdump, and it seems that the broadcast is recognized when I try to 
>connect from Windows machine.
>   Is there something else to configure regarding the network? What can be happening?
>   Thanks in advance, regards,
>   A. Jorge Tavares
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