Getting Rid of NetBIOS/Computer Names

marion.haines at marion.haines at
Thu Oct 11 07:02:19 GMT 2001

Still being new to Linux/Samba, I have a question re: getting rid of user NetBIOS/Computer names that don't exist anymore.

How do you get rid of outdated NetBIOS/computer names that continue to show up in Network Neighborhood???  We have some that have been showing up for days after they were changed/deleted.

I'm I missing some setting in Samba, in the client setup, or is this the way an NetBIOS-based-network works???

Thanks in advance,
Marion D. Haines
marion.haines at
Network Administrator
Board of County Commissioners
Brevard County, Florida

# Samba config file created using SWAT
   # Date: 2001/10/11 10:00:43

   # Global parameters
           workgroup = STGROUP
           netbios name = SMB1
           server string = Server Samba1, Version %v
           interfaces =
           encrypt passwords = Yes
           smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
           passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
           passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *Retype*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
           unix password sync = Yes
           log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
           max log size = 0
           name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcast
           time server = Yes
           deadtime = 15
           socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
           domain admin group = root @sadmin
           logon script = scripts\sstartup.bat
           logon path = 
           logon home = 
           domain logons = Yes
           os level = 64
           preferred master = True
           domain master = True
           dns proxy = No
           wins support = Yes
           write list = @sadmin
           printer admin = @sadmin
           create mask = 0755
           printing = lprng
           dos filetimes = Yes

           comment = All Printers
           path = /var/spool/samba
           printable = Yes
           printer driver file = 
           browseable = No

           comment = SAMBA drive for user data storage.
           path = /usr/local/UDrive
           read only = No
           create mask = 0766

           comment = Samba share for print driver storage.
           path = /usr/local/samba/printers
           admin users = @sadmin
           create mask = 0775
           directory mask = 0775
           guest ok = Yes

           comment = The STGroup domain logon service.
           path = /export/samba/netlogon
           read only = No
           browseable = No
           share modes = No

           comment = NT profile location setup.
           path = /export/smb/profiles
           read only = No
           create mask = 0600
           directory mask = 0700

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