Arrrgh, stuck in MYGROUP

Chris Watt grimm at
Wed Apr 21 23:39:10 GMT 1999

Just to be clear about this from the beginning, the lines:

workgroup = yanlan
local master = yes
os level = 65
domain master = yes
preferred master = yes

All appear in my smb.conf and I am using samba 2.0.3

For some reason I seem to be unable to make the samba server believe that
it should ble in the workgroup yanlan, e.g. when I execute 
"smbclient -L familysys"
I get:

Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=

        Sharename      Type      Comment
        ---------      ----      -------
        PRINTER$       Disk
        RAVEN          Printer   Raven LP-410
        ADMIN$         Disk
        FAMSYS_C       Disk
        IPC$           IPC       Remote Inter Process Communication

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------
        FAMILYSYS            The Family System
        MURPHY               The system that can go wrong

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        MYGROUP              TITO
        YANLAN               FAMILYSYS

Where TITO is the Samba server mentioned above.
Needless to say the upshot of this is that I cannot browse tito (or it's
little brother lnbox) from the Network Neighborhood of any Windows box on
the network (I _can_ access them through "find computer" or the dos NET

I understand that "MYGROUP" is supposed to be the default value if the
workgroup is not specified, is the workgroup option broken? If so, can
anybody tell me how I may be able to get around this (I'd rather avoid
changing the workgroup on all the windows machines if possible).

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

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