Browsing a Samba server on NT

David Chamizo dchamizo at
Wed Sep 8 19:27:41 GMT 1999

If you cannot browse or 'net use', it must be related to a WINS issue. If 
you are running Samba as a domain controller, set 'domain master=yes' (make 
sure this is the only station maintaining a browse list!). Also, under the 
WINS section, add the IP address of your Samba DC (wins server =

Hope this helps,
  - dave

At 04:44 AM 9/9/99 +1000, Ron E Sinsley wrote:
>Has anyone else had issues trying to browse their Samba server's NT
>domain (Samba as a Domain controller) with a WinNT 4.0 workstation?  We
>can not even use the net use command on those machines that can not
>browse; the usual error we receive is "System error 53 has occurred."
>Some NT machines can see the domain fine and connect to the server but
>others can't.  Some one had suggested adding machine names to the
>password file, but I don't understand why some machines would connect
>and others don't.  We have the encrypted password option set to YES in
>the smb.conf.  We also have added the users name and password, which
>matches their  domain account password, to the smbpasswd file.  Any
>educated guesses or experience with this issue?
>Ron Sinsley
>Systems Analyst I
>(913) 323-4779

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