Samba Name Broadcast Problem

Mike mjwestkamper at
Sat Jun 17 23:57:43 GMT 2000

My configuration is slightly different, however I have the same problem. I
cannot seem to get any of the NT/Win95/88 boxes to see the Linux Box.

Just another voice in the darkness...


Mike Kobzeff wrote:

> I'm currently having a problem with my Samba installation in that it's not
> browseable through Network Neighborhood.
> My installation has the following settings among others:
> server mode = domain
> netbios name = subsyslnx
> os level = 33
> wins server =
> name resolve order = host wins lmhosts bcast
> local master = yes (could this cause this problem?)
> etc.
> In other words, I have the samba server as a member of my NT domain. It
> passes authentication requests off to my NT PDC and let's it decide who to
> let in. This part is working perfectly.
> I have a WINS server running on the NT box, but not a DNS server. Instead, I
> have a DNS forwarder running that passes requests onto a real DNS server on
> the internet (the software i'm running is called WinRoute, and it's
> basically a small NAT server).
> Anyhow, I was just curious as to why the Samba server wouldn't broadcast
> it's NetBIOS name out so that it would at least show up in Network
> Neighborhood. And yes, I am running both smbd and nmbd.
> Thanks for any help!
> Mike Kobzeff
> validex at

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