unable to browse... (after hours of thrashing :-(

Jeff Wiegley jeff at w3-design.com
Wed Oct 15 02:53:47 GMT 1997

okey doke.

I have read the faq, I have browsed the samba web sites, and I did go
through diagnose.txt and the other documentation but still...

none of the win95 boxes on my network can see my samba server in the
network neighborhood.

usage of "net use x: \\server\share" seem to work fine on the client
machines though as well as everything else in the diagnose.txt document.

Could somebody please help inform me as to what I messed up? I tried
samba several months ago and also couldn't get browsing working after
several days of trying and finally had to give up on samba for the
time being.

Thanks for your expertise,

- Jeff

This is my /etc/smb.conf file (for testing, can't get much simpler
than this as suggested by the INSTALL.txt file)...

      guest ok = no
      read only = no

other mor complicated smb.conf files also produce the same, erroneous,
behavior with browsing.

and this (sorry for the length) is a barf of 'testparm /etc/smb.conf'...

Load smb config files from /etc/smb.conf
Processing section "[homes]"
Loaded services file OK.
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions
Global parameters:
        debuglevel: 2
        syslog: 1
        syslog only: No
        protocol: 5
        security: 0
        printing: 0
        max disk size: 0
        lpq cache time: 10
        announce as: 1
        encrypt passwords: No
        getwd cache: Yes
        read prediction: No
        read bmpx: Yes
        read raw: Yes
        write raw: Yes
        use rhosts: No
        load printers: Yes
        null passwords: No
        strip dot: No
        password server: 
        socket options: 
        netbios name: 
        netbios aliases: 
        smbrun: /usr/bin/smbrun
        log file: 
        config file: 
        smb passwd file: 
        hosts equiv: 
        server string: Samba 1.9.17alpha5
        printcap name: /etc/printcap
        lock dir: /var/lock
        root directory: /
        default service: 
        message command: 
        dfree command: 
        passwd program: /bin/passwd
        passwd chat: *old*password* %o\n *new*password* %n\n
*new*password* %n\n *changed*
        valid chars: 
        workgroup: MY-WORKGROUP    /* changed to protect the innocent */
        domain controller: 
        username map: 
        character set: 
        logon script: 
        logon path: 
        remote announce: 
        socket address:
        homedir map: 
        announce version: 4.2
        max log size: 5000
        mangled stack: 50
        max mux: 50
        max xmit: 65535
        max packet: 65535
        password level: 0
        keepalive: 0
        deadtime: 0
        time offset: 0
        read size: 16384
        shared mem size: 102400
        shared file entries: 113
        client code page: 850
        os level: 0
        max ttl: 14400
        dns proxy: Yes
        wins support: No
        wins proxy: No
        wins server: 
        preferred master: No
        local master: Yes
        domain master: No
        domain logons: No
        browse list: Yes
        unix realname: No
        NIS homedir: No
        time server: No

Default service parameters:
        root preexec: 
        root postexec: 
        alternate permissions: No
        revalidate: No
        default case: 0
        case sensitive: No
        preserve case: No
        short preserve case: No
        mangle case: No
        mangling char: ~
        browseable: Yes
        available: Yes
        guest account: nobody
        invalid users: 
        valid users: 
        admin users: 
        read list: 
        write list: 
        force user: 
        force group: 
        read only: Yes
        max connections: 0
        min print space: 0
        create mask: 0744
        force create mode: 00
        directory mask: 0755
        force directory mode: 00
        set directory: No
        status: Yes
        hide dot files: Yes
        veto files: 
        hide files: 
        guest only: No
        guest ok: No
        print ok: No
        postscript: No
        map system: No
        map hidden: No
        map archive: Yes
        locking: Yes
        strict locking: No
        share modes: Yes
        only user: No
        wide links: Yes
        follow symlinks: Yes
        sync always: No
        mangled names: Yes
        fake oplocks: No
        print command: lpr -r -P%p %s
        lpq command: lpq -P%p
        lprm command: lprm -P%p %j
        lppause command: 
        lpresume command: 
        printer driver: NULL
        hosts allow: 
        hosts deny: 
        dont descend: 
        magic script: 
        magic output: 
        mangled map: 
        delete readonly: No

Service parameters [homes]:
        read only: No

Service parameters [IPC$]:
        comment: IPC Service (Samba 1.9.17alpha5)
        path: /tmp
        status: No
        guest ok: Yes

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