[Samba] help with samba

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Thu Aug 22 08:07:01 GMT 2002

I am getting rusty on these questions.

Have you walked through the DIAGNOSIS.txt in the samba sources?
How do you resolve names on your network. Is there a DNS set up? Have you
made your samba box a wins server and pointed your clients at it?
Have your tried adding the samba server to the lhmost file of a client?
Keeping the netbios name the same as the DNS name is good.

I used to run tcpdump and look at the interaction on the net to figure these
things out.


On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 10:12:30AM -0400, Christopher Burger wrote:
> I have installed Red Hat Linux and then installed Samba.  I about 20
> client pc set up with various versions of windows from 98 to xp.  The
> problem I have is this.
> I can see Linux server called "SERVER" but when I try to access it, it
> tells me it can't find it.  I'm sure I have the shares set up correctly.
> If I ping the machine with it's ip number ie PING I get a
> response.  However if I ping using the netbios name ie PING SERVER it
> comes back and tells me it cannot find host name SERVER.  I believe this
> is why I can not connect to the samba server, and this may be more of a
> windows networking problem than a samba problem.  But any help would be
> appreciated.
> Christopher Burger

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