question on smb.conf...WORKGROUP=workgroup

David W. Chapman Jr. dwcjr at
Mon Jan 29 03:18:02 GMT 2001

When you change workgroups it might take some time for the wins database to
update if you're using wins.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Choong Mun Sin" <benchoong at>
To: <samba at>
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 7:09 PM
Subject: question on smb.conf...WORKGROUP=workgroup

> Hi All,
> Puzzle!!!
> I've recently installed Samba (on Solaris 2.6) and have noticed some
> behaviours.  If I set the workgroup (in smb.conf) to WORKGROUP, I'll able
> see my server name under Server and workgroup name under Workgroup when I
> run smbclient -NL <hostname>.  But if workgroup is set to any other names
> then both my server and workgroup name will disappear from the Server and
> Workgroup lists.
> The share directories' names will still show up in the Sharename list
> regardless of what I've set the workgroup name to.  Furthermore, I've got
> problem accessing the share directories (using smbclient <samba share
> directory>).
> Regards,
> Ben

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