WINS problem ? Samba server not found by all workstations

Igor Colovic cigor at EUnet.yu
Thu Jun 18 07:25:49 GMT 1998

>Hi all, I have a small problem here with Samba (version 1.9.18p7, although
>upgraded this morning to p8). The server is a Sun Solaris 2.6. The clients
>all Windows NT (server & workstations). All the workstations are on a
>and the server on another subnet (so broadcast packets are not able to move
>from a station to the server), so I configured Samba as a WINS server, and
>stations are using it. Configuration is as follow:
>   domain master = yes
>   local master = yes
>   preferred master = yes
>   os level = 65
>   wins support = yes
>So, now from all stations I can properly map shares using the ip address
>(\\\sharename), but I cannot always use the NetBIOS's server
>to map (\\ServerName\sharename). For some stations it works, not for
>For those for which it doesn't work, Doing a "Find computer" using the
>server's NetBIOS name will result in a not found error message.
>Can anyone help ?
>Christophe Dupre
>Analyste de systemes,
>RISQ inc.
>1801 McGill College, suite 800           Tel: (514) 840-1235, ext 6971
>Montreal, QC CANADA                      FAX: (514) 840-1244
>"Nous ne sommes pas libres de ne pas etre libres, nous sommes obliges de
>l'etre"  -  Fernando Savater
>#include <disclaimer.h>

Have you tryed to search for hosts.* file on your WINNT machines.
If name of this file is hosts.sam or something like this you have to rename
it to hosts and add all names of all machines (including server) in this
The format of this file (or the my file) look like this:
# Copyright (c) 1994 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Chicago
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
#          # source server
#              # x client host       localhost

I hope this will help you
Regards to You all from
Igor Colovic
Europe, Yugoslavia, Belgrade
cigor at EUnet.yu
DeplhiPro at
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