[Samba] NetBIOS problems in presence of audio stream?

Steve Thom samba at steventhom.com
Thu Aug 1 22:35:02 GMT 2002

Make certain your server netbios name is not the same as your NT or www
domain name. Wins freaks over things like that, often causing the network
neighborhood to disappear altogether.

Additionally, run wins on only one machine. Double check.

----- Original Message -----
From: "James Austin" <jraustin at sbcglobal.net>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: [Samba] NetBIOS problems in presence of audio stream?

At work I have been given the task of building and testing a Samba server.
After several days of not being able to get the server to show up in Network
Neighborhood, I think I have discovered the problem. The business uses an
audio stream from Live365.com, apparently that is causing the other
to not see the Samba server in Network Neighborhood. Pinging the server
proves connectivity, as does logging into the Webmin service on the machine.
When I shut down the audio stream the Samba server almost instantly became
available and remained available even after the audio stream was restarted
tested this 3 times, all with the same result). So, it looks like it's a
problem with identification only. My questions are:

1. Does Samba have problems in the presence of network congestion?
2. Are there any tuning tips for nmbd?
3. Any suggestions on how to get my pointy haired boss to listen to the
and quit wasting bandwidth?;-)

My thanks to the list for their consideration.


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