Win9x can not see my Samba

Vicente Torres vtorres at
Thu Mar 30 16:49:17 GMT 2000

I hace just installed samba.
It works fine using application on my debian,
but from Win98 can not see my samba.
I can not achieve to see my samba as part
of the NT domain.
If I try to find
(where mysamba is my netbios name)
Win98 says
"Error 53" Unknown hosts or route to host 
(in spanish)
using my IP instead of "mysamba" produces the
same result on Win98, but it works on
the WinNT box that is the domain master.

>From samba I can reach all hosts using their
NETBios names (including samba).

My [global] declarations are:

   printing = bsd
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = yes
   guest account = nobody
   invalid users = root
   security = domain
   workgroup = DIE_GANDIA
   password server = FLASH SPUTNIK
   domain master = no
   local master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   os level = 65
   allow hosts

; "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix
;	in this server for every user accessing the server.
   security = vtorres
   user = vtorres
; Change this for the workgroup your Samba server will part of
;   workgroup = UPVNET

   server string = vtorres

; This socket options really speed up Samba under Linux, according to my
;	own tests.

; Passwords are encrypted by default. This way the latest Windows 95 and
;	clients can connect to the Samba server with no problems.
   encrypt passwords = yes

; It's always a good idea to use a WINS server. If you want this server
;	to be the WINS server for your network change the following parameter
;	to "yes". Otherwise leave it as "no" and specify your WINS server
; 	below (note: only one Samba server can be the WINS server).
;	Read BROWSING.txt for more details.
   wins support = no

; If this server is not the WINS server then specify who is it and
;	next line.
   wins server =

; Please read BROWSING.txt and set the next four parameters according
;	to your network setup. There is no valid default so they are commented
;	out.
;   os level = 0
;   domain master = no
;   local master = no
;   preferred master = no

; What naming service and in what order should we use to resolve host
;	to IP addresses
   name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

; This will prevent nmbd to search for NetBIOS names through DNS.
   dns proxy = no

; Name mangling options

   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes

; This boolean parameter controlls whether Samba attempts to sync. the
;	password with the SMB password when the encrypted SMB password in the
;	/etc/smbpasswd file is changed.
   unix password sync = false

; For Unix password sync. to work on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the
;	parameters must be set (thanks to Culus for pointing this out):
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *New\spassword:* %n\n *Re-enter\snew\spassword:* %n\n
*Password\schanged.* .

; The following parameter is useful only if you have the linpopup
;	installed. The samba maintainer and the linpopup maintainer are 
;	working to ease installation and configuration of linpopup and samba.
;   message command = /bin/sh -c '/usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s'

; The default maximum log file size is 5 MBytes. That's too big so this
;	next parameter sets it to 1 MByte. Currently, Samba rotates log
;   files (/var/log/{smb,nmb} in Debian) when these files reach 1000
;	A better solution would be to have Samba rotate the log file upon
;	reception of a signal, but for now on, we have to live with this.
   max log size = 1000

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