Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Sep 28 09:23:02 GMT 2001

Jack Malone wrote:
> At 10:21 AM 9/28/2001 -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> >I'm having a similar problem to Paul.  In my case, all the machines are on
> >the same subnet, and the Samba machine itself is the WINS server.  Oddly
> >enough, the W2K machines see all the other W2K and NT computers on the
> >network, but not the Samba server.  The NT4 machines see all machines fine.
> >
> >Does the WINS implementation in Samba 2.0.x work properly with W2K?
> I have suse 7.2 here with samba 2.2.0a, an my 2 windows 2000 machines see
> the samba server just fine. I then upgraded to 2.2.1a an it was still seen,
> so I would say that it is compatible with w2k. I am letting the samba
> server also be a wins server.

I wonder if that means I should try upgrading ;)

> Now I have had some trouble with a couple windows me machines not seeing
> the server in the my network places,  but i got around that by manuelly
> setting up the share an its work now.

I used the same workaround, however, this place is mostly a Macintosh shop,
so they're used to seeing stuff in the "my network places" and it just looks
wrong that it doesn't show up.

Oddly enough, while searching for information on this, I found a Microsoft
Knowledge Base article that claims that Samba will improperly assert itself
during browser elections, thus causing problems.  Microsoft's solution was
to remove all Samba servers from the network.  How arrogant.  I can't find
the article again, or I would give the link.


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