SAMBA Unseen!!!

David Comeau davitron at
Fri Oct 19 12:51:03 GMT 2001

I've spent the last four days battling it out with samba and WinME. I'm 
hoping that someone
may have some insight.

Four machines altogether.

1) FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE
2) Windows ME
3) Windows 98 SE
4) Windows 95a

(the samba setup is exactly the same at another location, with the only 
difference being that
there is only the windows ME machine and the freebsd machine)

--TCP network--
The network itself works beautifully. Every machine can ping itself and 
all the other machines.
They can all ping outside the network, that is, the internet. Name 
resolution is working as it
should. FTP, ssh (on the bsd machine), and every other service seems to be 
working as they

--Windows network--
Machines number 3 and 4 can see and connect/mount each other's shares.
Machine number 2 cannot see the network , but can mount the shares on 
machines number 3 and 4.
The machine cannot see nor connect/mount machine number 1.
Machine number 1 can see and mount (through smbfs) all of the other 
machines, but not itself.

Machine number 1 is setup w /ipfw and natd (using the default OPEN 
option), as well as samba 2.2.2

Does anyone have any ideas or have seen this before? If you have, is there 
something I can do to
fix this (other than get rid of Windows)?


David Comeau


# smbclient -L INTERNE
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session request to INTERNE failed (code 0)# netstat -nr
session request to *SMBSERVER failed (code 0)

# ping interne
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=0.183 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.154 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.156 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.212 ms

# netstat -nr
Routing tables

Destination              Gateway                 Flags  Refs    Use     
Netif   Expire
default                   UGSc            1          
      8      xl0
24.202.243/24            link#1                 UC              1       0  
     xl0             0:4:9b:ef:38:54        UHLW            2          
      0       xl0    1157
192.168.1                link#2                 UC              2          
      0      xl1             0:10:5a:98:cc:85        UHLW            0          
     45       lo0            ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff      UHLWb           2          
     73       xl1

# cat /usr/local/etc/smb.conf
        workgroup = CCGLM
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        domain master = True
        default = global
        netbios name = INTERNE
        lock dir = /usr/local/locks
        security = user
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 65
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        server string = Samba %v running on FreeBSD 4.4-Stable
        socket address =
        interfaces = xl1
        bind interfaces only = Yes

#        valid users = pierre,serge,dactylo,biblio
        comment = Home Directories
        path = /usr/partages
#        browseable = no
        writeable = yes

#        guest ok = No
#        valid users = pierre,serge,dactylo,biblio
        path = /usr/partages/public
        writeable = Yes

        comment = All Printers
        path = %%SAMBA_SPOOL%%
        browseable = yes
        public = yes
        guest ok = no
        writeable = no
        printable = yes

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