Using nmbd without smb for browsing

Gerald Carter jerry at
Fri Apr 19 06:36:05 GMT 2002

On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, LIBAULT David wrote:

> Hi all,
> I would like 2 "Windows" PCs connected with PPP to a linux box to share
> their files and printers using netbios.
> The linux box doesn't have to appear in the "network neighbourhood". So
> I run nmbd (and NOT smbd) in the linux box with the appropriate options
> in smb.conf to be a wins server and to be the domain browse master and
> local browse master (as I saw in the file "browse.txt" in the docs).
> One of the "Windows PC" is an XP computer. On this machine in the
> neighbourhood I see the workgroup name a entered in smb.conf
> (MY_WORKGROUP), but I can't browse it. The name resolution looks good
> though (I can ping the windows name of the linux box).

So you are trying to browse the Samba box from the Windows XP 
box but the Samba server is only running nmbd?   Browsing is 
implemented on top of SMB. You'll need smbd for this.

cheers, jerry
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