share name doesn't appear

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Fri Oct 19 06:04:08 GMT 2001

Hi Hitesh;
net view \\server <file://\\server>  actually makes a connection WITH the
samba server, and requests a netsharenum to get the list of shares on the
server, so if you can see it with smbclient -L servername, I would expect
net view \\servername <file://\\servername>  to work as well.
Can you send sample output of what you get with smbclient -L servername, and
output of net view \\servername <file://\\servername>  from your client, AND
the os of your client (win2k, win95, winnt, whatever)?  Also a copy of your
smb.conf file would be helpful...

-----Original Message-----
From: Hitesh Sharma [mailto:sharma_hitesh at]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 1:33 AM
To: samba at
Subject: share name doesn't appear

hi all 
I have compiled and running the latest samba (2.2.2)  cause i need ldap
authentication from samba. Things are working fine but when I browse the
server from a windows client I just get the icons with no name of the shares
displayed. Although I do get the share names if I try "smbclient -L srever".
Also I do not get the share name when I use " net view \\server
<file://\\server>  ". Since i know the share names in my smb.conf file , If
i use
" net use M: \\server\sharename <file://\\server\sharename>  " the command
completes successfully and the share gets mounted.
I have gone through the Browsing.txt and diagnosis.txt but couldn't figure
it out.
Any ideas ??

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