share name doesn't appear

Hitesh Sharma hitesh at
Fri Oct 19 06:30:07 GMT 2001

thanks Don,  for looking into the matter.
I would also like to add that I can see the icons in browser but the name is not displayed and when i click on any icon I get "network name cannot be found ".

My client is a win2k machine and when i do net view \\joy I get ...

Shared resources at \\joy

Share name   Type         Used as  Comment

The command completed successfully.

joy is the name of the server. and the output of smbclient -L joy -N ...

Anonymous login successful
Domain=[INDUSLOGIC] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.2]

        Sharename      Type      Comment
        ---------      ----      -------
        homedir        Disk      Home Directory
        IPC$           IPC       IPC Service (This is JOY. Our new server.)
        ADMIN$         Disk      IPC Service (This is JOY. Our new server.)

        Server               Comment
        ---------            -------
        JOY                  This is JOY. Our new server.

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        INDUSLOGIC           JOY
my smb.conf file is ....

netbios name = joy
workgroup = induslogic

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = This is JOY. Our new server.
 status = yes
 domain admin group = @adm
 change notify timeout = 15
 deadtime = 30
 encrypt passwords = yes
 guest account = nobody
  ldap suffix = "dc=new-delhi,dc=induslogic,dc=com"
  ldap admin dn = "cn=root,dc=new-delhi,dc=induslogic,dc=com"
  ldap server = localhost
  hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.
  log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb).
   max log size = 50
   security = user
  username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

   local master = yes
   os level = 65
   domain master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   domain logons = yes
name resolve order = host wins lmhosts bcast

   wins server =  ; our wins server
null passwords = true
#============================ Share Definitions ==============================

   comment = Home Directory
   path = /home/%U
   browseable = yes
   writable = yes
   valid users = %U

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons
   comment = Network Logon Service
   path = /etc/samba/netlogon
   guest ok = no
   writable = no
   browseable = no



  ----- Original Messge ----- 
  From: MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) 
  To: 'Hitesh Sharma' ; samba at 
  Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 6:35 PM
  Subject: RE: share name doesn't appear

  Hi Hitesh;
  net view \\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 to work as well.
  Can you send sample output of what you get with smbclient -L servername, and output of net view \\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 ". Since i know the share names in my smb.conf file , If i use
    " net use M: \\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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