Samba stopped working.

Kourosh Ghassemieh kourosh at
Sun Jul 16 04:51:54 GMT 2000

I have a problem I hope someone can help with.

We are using samba for over a month and have been having no trouble.  The 
other day I changed the IP address on the other side of our firewall as 
well as the ISP assigned DNS address.  I then made the changes on the DHCP 
server so that all the clients (mixed Win95 and 98) would have the new 
address.  Since then samba has been down.  It seems that the clients can't 
see samba anymore.  They can all ping the server and I tried all the 
diagnostics listed in the included documentation.  Smbclient and nmblookup 
all work properly on the server so it seems that the clients now can't see 
samba.  I made no other changes and double checked the DHCP info and it's 
correct.  The clients all have the correct WINS address but can't see 
it.  I have tried everything I can think of on both the client and server 
sides but I don't know what's wrong.  It seems that the server is working 
properly but the clients can't see it.  I even tried turning off NetBIOS 
over DNS but it didn't do any good.  Anything else I might try?  The 
network is down now and it needs to back up as soon as possible.

Kourosh Ghassemieh
MindWare Information Systems & Technologies
9255 Sunset Blvd, Penthouse
West Hollywood CA 90069
(310) 729-1784, (310) 271-9807 fax
kourosh at

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