[Samba] Samba Server Problem

Narkar, Aashish (CAP, GCF) Aashish.Narkar at gecapital.com
Mon Aug 19 06:54:01 GMT 2002

I dont know why but check your inetd /Xinetd service and enable it, if not

i had kind of similar problem, and got rid of it after i started Xinetd
service on my RH 7 box.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nosh5 at aol.com [mailto:Nosh5 at aol.com]
Sent: 19 August 2002 16:47
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Samba Server Problem

I am trying to set up a samba server however no matter what I try I can not
seem to browse my shares from a windows machine. I can view the Samba server
in network neighborhood but if i click it (or do a net view) I just recieve
an error. On the Samba web site there were some tests to try and all of them
worked (pinging, browsing shares from the samba server using smbclient etc.)
right up until it said to do a net view from the windows machine. 
I have tried different settings in my smb.conf and so far nothing has worked
however this is what it is set to right now:

    server string = Samba Server
    guest account = nobody
    workgroup = SBS
    netbios name = SAMBA
    public = yes
    browsable = yes
    domain logons = no
    null passwords = yes
    min passwd length = 0
    password level = 8
    username level = 8
    wins server =
;   interfaces =
;   bind interfaces only = yes
    dns proxy = no
    guest ok = yes
    map to guest = bad user
    encrypt passwords = no
    security = user
    log level = 3
    local master = no
    domain master = no
;   alternate permissions = yes

    path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
    guest ok = yes
    readonly = yes

    comment = Share Directory
    path = /share
    read only = no
    public = yes
    browsable = yes

and BTW the following command:
nmblookup -B samba returns:
name_query failed to find name samba

my net mask is and my samba server name is samba

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