samba name registration ceases to work
David S. Chappell
David.Chappell at mail.trincoll.edu
Thu Jun 22 10:41:11 GMT 2000
At 08:46 AM 6/21/00 +1000, Stephen Smith wrote:
>About a year ago, I set up samba to run on a Linux box here at work.
>working fine, i.e. others could see the shares on the server and get data
>My /var/log/samba directory had approx. 1000 entries in it. Over the last
>approx. 5 machines can see the box.
>The windows NT 4.0 boxes can get their information from the WINS server
>can see the other machines on the local net, but not the samba box.
>The current theory is that the name is not getting registered with the
I have see this happen too on my network. Samba initially gets its name
registered with the WINS server, but the name isn't renewed. After about 5
days the Samba server becomes inaccessible as far as MS-Windows clients are
concerned. It seems to have started to happen after I upgraded most of my
Samba servers to 2.0.7. I have had to put static entries in the WINS server.
David Chappell David.Chappell at Mail.Trincoll.Edu
Computing Center PostMaster at Mail.Trincoll.Edu
Trinity College (860) 297-2114
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
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