Windows can't see Samba server in Network Neigborhood

Huang, Deane [JJCUS] DHuang at
Mon Jun 5 18:34:24 GMT 2000

On June 4, 2000, Preston wrote:

I have a private IP network with one win98 PC and one Linux PC.  The windows
machine can only access shares if I map a network drive and type the path in
explicitly.  When I go to network neighborhood the Linux PC does not show
up.  Both machines are in the same workgroup, so it should be there.  When I
type the path directly into the address bar in network neighborhood the
program stops responding and I have to Ctl-Alt-Del to kill network
neighborhood.  What could be causing this?  If anyone can offer some advice,
please help me out.
Thank you,

Preston Faiks

I had similar problem a week ago and I hope my experience will help. In
order to have your Samba/Linux server show up on Windows network
neighborhood, in the other words, from Windows browser, your Linux host name
has to been in the HOSTS file of your Linux PC. Or your Linux NetBIOS name
has to been in the LMHOSTS file of your Linux PC. Or you have to enable WINS
server on your Samba/Linux server. After that, you should be able to see
your Linux PC from Win98 PC network neighborhood. 

Good luck and please let me know your result.

Deane Huang
Dhuang at <mailto:Dhuang at> 

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