Win95, sharing printers and drives

Stephen L Arnold arnold.steve at
Tue Apr 6 22:31:04 GMT 1999

When the world was young, Roland Thienpont 
<roland.thienpont at> carved some runes like this:

> I have two computers ROLAND (RedHat 5.2 and Samba) and LINDA
> (Windows95).
> I am already able to print on the printer connacted to LINDA. Yesterday,
> before I managed to get the printer working, I was alos able to see
> ROLAND's directory 'tmp' and 'winD' on LINDA.
> The problem that I saw this morning was that the printing still works but
> LINDA can no longer see the shares of ROLAND:-(
> I have the results of smbclient -L linda and smbclient -L roland
> attached to this mail. Any idea if the install of a network printer may
> have caused the problem?

As you can see from your smbclient output, your windoze box (Linda) 
is the master browser (probably not what you want).  Disable the 
browse master stuff on the windoze side (File & Printer Sharing 
properties) and set the samba OS level to 33.  You should also set 
local/domain master (and probably preferred master) to yes.  Then 
do a:

/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart

from a shell prompt (as root).  You should be in business.

Hope this helps, Steve

Stephen L Arnold            
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