samba disappearing

rob at rob at
Wed Jun 30 07:56:45 GMT 1999

Hello everyone,

I used samba 1.9.x before and everything was fine. The samba 
server lives in some local network and I could see it from my NTbox 
as well as from Win95 clients.

I upgraded to version 2.0.3 and now my server is gone though I use 
the same smb.conf file which is pretty basic. I can connect to it 
using the "\\server\share" convention and can also see it when I do 
a "search computer". When the computer is found I can bring up a 
explorer window in which I can see it and all the shares, printers 
etc. but strangely enough after about a minute or so the server is 
not visible anymore. To mount a share automatically at startup 
does not help either. There is no wins server or domain server in 
the network.

Help is greatly appreciated.

Here the most basic smb.conf

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 1999/06/29 13:19:25

# Global parameters
        workgroup = ARBEITSGRUPPE
        netbios name = SAMBA
        keepalive = 30

        comment = Heimatverzeichnis
        read only = No
        create mask = 0750
        browseable = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /tmp
        create mask = 0700
        print ok = Yes
        browseable = No

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