How to browse the samba server from different group?

Steve Litt slitt at
Sat Sep 25 13:28:07 GMT 1999

Does tail -f log.nmb show that your server is being elected master browser? 

Does net view \\servername yield browseable shares?

Steve Litt

At 11:15 PM 09/25/1999 +1000, Zhou Senqiang wrote:
>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>
>>To:        samba at
>>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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