Win98: net use works, Map Network Drive doesn't; no browsing, either

D. Sanderson dsanders at
Wed Aug 25 23:06:15 GMT 1999

Hi all!

I'm using Samba v2.0.4b with Mac OS X.  My Win98 machines are giving me
behavior that I'm having difficulty diagnosing:

* The server doesn't show up under Network Neighborhood.

* Map Network Drive doesn't work with the "netbios name" I specified.  I
may be confused, but it doesn't work with the "workgroup name", either:
both result in "The computer or share name could not be found."

* Map Network Drive won't let me use the IP address, either:
   \\<ip addr>\SHARE NAME
returns "The following error occurred while trying to connect F: to \\<ip
addr>\SHARE NAME:  More data is available."  I may be confused here, too:
am I allowed to use the IP address like this?  (Can I access the "more
data" that is supposedly available, or is this just a silly message?)

* However, the following command *works* at a DOS prompt (with the drive
usable from Win98):
  net use F: "\\<ip addr>\SHARE NAME"

EnablePlainTextPasswords (or whatever that key is called) is set to 1.
Before I set it, the "net use" command didn't work (as expected).

Win98 is logged in with the Mac OS X user and password I set up to access
SHARE NAME.  Without being logged in like this, "net use" doesn't work (as
expected).  While I only want machines logged in this way to see the
share, I'll take anything I can get to get it working.

My smb.conf is below (names changed; please pardon my paranoia).  Many
thanks for any assistance you can provide!

        workgroup = MYWORKGROUP
        netbios name = NETBIOSNAME
        server string = My Share Server
        log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY
        load printers = No
        os level = 65
        local master = Yes
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        domain logons = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        guest account = guest

[Share Name]
        path = /ShareDrive/Shared Folder
        read only = No

Dan Sanderson                               dsanders at
University of Washington

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