Network browsing and Samba

lluisma lluisma at
Mon Apr 17 21:24:05 GMT 2000

"Clifford, Tom" wrote:

> I'm attempting to find a general purpose method of having a Samba server's
> NetBIOS name appear in the Browse list of some Microsoft OS based computers.
> I've been having problems, so I setup a simple test case, and am still
> having problems.  Here is the test case.
> Two computers on their own network.  One running Samba 2.0.6 and the other
> running NT 4.0 Server w/ service pack 6.  TCP/IP is the only network
> protocol installed.
> If the smb.conf "remote announce" is set to the NT server's IP address, the

remote announce is only between samba servers.

> samba server shows up in the browse list.
> If I use the netmask technique described in "BROWSING-Config.txt", it
> doesn't work.
> If I setup the NT Server as a WINS server, and set smb.conf "wins server" to
> the IP address of the NT server, the NT WINS software receives the
> registered name, but it still doesn't appear in the browse list.  (btw. The

Did you go to NT server manager and register your samba as a server for your
And then did you configure your samba server to join the NT domain ?

> NT server network setup is configured to get WINS info from himself).
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Tom Clifford

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