Browse list problems with linux PDC

Greg Goodrich ggoodrich at
Wed Nov 7 14:48:02 GMT 2001

I've set up a RedHat 7.1 box with samba 2.2.2 running as a PDC to
replace an aging WinNT4 Small Business Server machine.  The problem is
that when I go to a windows client machine and bring up the network
neighborhood, only some of the machines are listed in the network.  I'm
not certain if this just started happening, or if it has only showed a
subset of the machines on the network since the switch.  I've been
reading through the documentation trying to find the answer to this
problem, including the BROWSING.txt included with samba.

My samba package is configured to use the guest account "nobody".  This
user does exist in my /etc/passwd file, but it isn't in the smbpasswd
file.  I'm not sure if it needs to be.  When I try using:

    smbclient -N -L <netbiosname>

I get:

added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Anonymous login successful
Domain=[MEDINOTES2] OS=[Windows 5.0] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]

        Sharename      Type      Comment
        ---------      ----      -------
Error returning browse list: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------

Anyone have any ideas?  TIA
Greg Goodrich
Senior Software Engineer
MediNotes Corp.
ggoodrich at

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