Changing netbios name fails
Nik.Sands at utas.edu.au
Mon Feb 12 23:51:43 GMT 2001
I'm trying to change the netbios name of one of our SAMBA servers to avoid
confusion with another server of a similar name. However, the new name
does not appear in Windows' "Network Neighbourhood" and is not accessible
by the run command (\\servername). In fact the old name still appears in
the network neighbourhood and is still available via the run command and
can be used for filesharing successfully.
I've killed all the smbd and nmbd processes and restarted samba, but the
change still doesn't happen. What is going wrong.
I'm used to Macintosh systems, where networking changes appear in the
Chooser almost immediately. Is this a problem with Windows networking (if
so, how long should I wait for it to catch up), or with the Samba server?
Any help greatly appreciated.
NIK SANDS - Systems Administrator MailTo:Nik.Sands at utas.edu.au
Information Technology Services Phone: +61-3-63243732
University of Tasmania, Australia Fax: +61-3-63243081
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