Samba machines disappeared?
David.Collier-Brown at canada.sun.com
Thu Oct 26 14:37:34 GMT 2000
| Some machines, both 98 and 2000 professional can't see the
| machine in network neighborhood, but can get to it manually.
| Other machines still show up normally. Other machines, 2000
| professional, can see ONLY that machine in NN. Very odd.
It's mismatched protocols.
Samba speaks TCP/IP, but PCs can speak TCP, Novell
or NetBEUI, and often do, leaving Samba out of
Mounting the disk will cause all "bound" protocols
to be tried, one after another, until something
works or they all fail. This makes manual mounting
Browsing (Network Neighborhood) isn't as reliable:
it prefers NetBLOOIE and local LAN broadcasting.
The machines who can't see Samba are using NetBEUI,
the ones who can, TCP.
Remove the unneeded protocols from the PCs: it'll
improve their performance, too!
David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
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