Problems with configuration, browsing

Derek Clifford derek_clifford at
Wed Jan 21 11:45:43 GMT 1998


I am having some problems configuring samba 1.9.18p1 on Slackware Linux

I have a Linux box a windows NT server configured as pdc, and a win95 OSR2
system. I have compiled using the option in the makefile with flags:


My smb.conf is:

browseable = yes
workgroup = MLC
server string = DIRAC
hosts allow
= 192.168.0. 127.
guest account = pcguest
log file =
max log size = 50
security =  user
passwords = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY 
dns proxy = no

#============================ Share Definitions
   comment = Home Directories

browseable = no
   writable = yes

# This one is useful for people to
share files
   comment = Temporary file space
   path = /tmp
only = no
   public = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, but read
only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
   comment = Public
   path = /public
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable =
   browseable = yes
;   write list = @staff

Now I cannot browse the
samba server, but I can make a connection to the shares using file manager
from the NT machine, but not from the Windows 95 machine.

I am also puzzled by the behaviour of my nmbd, which exits with the log

01/21/1998 10:56:12 becoming a daemon
Opening sockets 137
bind succeeded on
port 137
bind succeeded on port 138
open_sockets: Broadcast sockets
No interface found for address
Derived broadcast
Added interface ip= bcast=
bind failed on port 137 socket_addr= (Cannot
assign requested address)
make_subnet: Failed to open nmb socket on
interface for port 137. Error was Cannot assign requested
ERROR: Failed when creating subnet lists. Exiting.

I cannot find anything else using this port, and it appears from the
earlier messages that the port was first opened successfully.

My attempt to print to an smb printer on my NT server also failed, and the
script smbprint went into an infinite loop.

Any help would be appreciated.

Derek Clifford
derek_clifford at

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