HELP PLZ Unable to connect to samba on a W/G

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Mon Aug 14 13:17:03 GMT 2000

Lokesh Babu M wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have a workgroup with all w95 pcs and no NT and 
> samba on linux box, I am able to see my linux (samba) box on 
> neighborhood of w95 clients,
> but I am not able to browse my  shared dirs on samba server
> w95 clients says "computer name or sharename is not found"
> I feel some problem with security/guest
> So please help me this is urgent
> (my smb.conf is attached)
>    wins support = yes
>   preserve case = yes
>   dns proxy = yes
>   guest ok = yes

The error message indicates a problem with netbios name resolution.
Is the Win95 PC pointed towards the WINS server for regostration
and resolution?

Cheers, jerry
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