How to browse the samba server from different group?

Zhou Senqiang zhousenq at
Sat Sep 25 13:05:10 GMT 1999

Thanks a lot for your help. But still it doesn't work. 
 I set "wins support = yes" in smb.conf. 

>Date:    Fri, 24 Sep 1999 09:19:34 -0400
>From:    Steve Litt <slitt at>
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>Subject: Re: How to browse the samba server from different group?
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>Here's how I do it:

>First, make sure it's not a Windows Explorer problem. Do the following:

>net view \\myserver
 can not connect the server.

>If you see the shares there, it's win9x's quirky explorer. More on that
>later. If you don't see the shares there, on the Linux box do

>smbclient -NL myserver
  Yes, I see it.
>If you don't see the shares there, something's wrong with your smb.conf
>browseability. Make sure your global section does not have browse list=no,
>and make sure your shares have browseable=yes.
 what can I do if neither net view nor explorer can browse the server?

>If you can browse with net view but not with explorer, it's likely the
>result of no browser election thus no winner. Here's what I do to fix that:

>netbios name=myserver            #make it findable
>preferred master=yes              #force browser election on startup
>local master=yes                      #throw your hat in the ring
>os level=65                                #outspend your NT opponents
>domain master=yes                    #completely rig the election

>NOTE: Do not put in the comments! -- they only work at the start of the
>line. I've included them at the end of the line for easy illustration only.

>Steve Litt

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