Network browsing and Samba
TClifford at tricord.com
Mon Apr 17 21:39:00 GMT 2000
> -----Original Message-----
> From: lluisma [mailto:lluisma at osi-technologies.com]
> Sent: Monday, April 17, 2000 4:24 PM
> To: TClifford at tricord.com
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> Subject: Re: Network browsing and Samba
> "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.
Hmmm.... Then this may explain why it only kinda works. Though I haven't
seen any docs that state this. How then is the recommended method of
getting the NetBIOS name of a samba system to appear in the Windows based
client browse lists?
> > 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 ?
No domain involve here. Both machines are members of the
workgroup WORKGROUP. Also (with the exception of attempting
WINS on the NT Server), there are no ancillary services running
on this network of two machines connected to a HUB
(e.g. no DNS, no DHCP, no WINS on the samba system).
> > NT server network setup is configured to get WINS info from
> > Does anyone have any ideas?
> > Tom Clifford
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