[Samba] xp problem

Dan Sopher mrdan at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 26 01:15:02 GMT 2002


I experienced the same problem before, but it had
nothing to do with XP or Win2k. It has to do with the
computer browser service. Anyway, my resoluction was

    preferred master = No
    local master = No
    domain master = No

Please let me know ifyou try this, and if it works.


Message: 2
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 12:05:52 -0500
To: John H Terpstra <jht at samba.org>
From: pippo at bellnet.ca
Subject: Re: [Samba] xp problem
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org

At 08:27 PM 12/21/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>We will need more information than this to help you.
Please explain in
>detail what happens when you try to access the WinXP
machine from 
>and vica versa.
>You need to explain how your samba is configured as
well as how the
>Win2K/XP systems are configured. Without this
information we would be 
>guessing - not very productive.

Sorry, but I don't quite understand. I thought I had
explained my setup 
fairly concisely. The Win2k and XP boxes are
configured for workgroup 
and printer sharing. There is no domain or domain
FBSD is running samba as a file and printer server. I
can only see the 
machine in My Network Places and the samba connection
to the FBSD 
When FBSD is running, I can connect from the XP
machine both for file 
printer access. When I try to connect to one of the
other computers in 
workgroup, I get the message: the path could not be

Perhaps I am not clear enough: Before installing
XP_Pro, I was able to 
and connect between Win2K machines as well as the FBSD
both for file 
shareing and printing. After installing XP, I can ping
between the 
machines, I can map to the shares, I can print from
the XP but I can no 
longer see the machines in the WORKGROUP on Network
Neighborhood or 
Places (Childish nomenclature by MS).

If I disconnect FBSD from the LAN, the Windows
machines can, once 

Perhaps I should dump the NetBEUI protocol on Windows
and just map the 
shares on each machine. (Kindof a pain, IYAM)

Maybe I just don't understand what the relationship
should be between 
samba machine and the others.

The static address ( of the FBSD machine
show up as 

If I may make an observation, it looks to me that MS
is getting 
kprogressively bloated an unecessarily complicated as
it evolves. I am 
trying to get away from it as much as possible but
that is a little 
difficult as too many "common people" are still
brainwashed by MS.

Please let me know  what specifics I should provide. I
have been 
the documentation and the HOW_TO's with little


>On Sat, 21 Dec 2002 pippo at bellnet.ca wrote:
> > I would appreciate it if someone can point me in
the right 
> > I am having a problem connecting to other
computers on my LAN.
> > Configuration is this:
> > 1. XP machine, 2 Win2K's, 1 FreeBSD running Samba
(current or 
> version).
> > From XP, I can connect and read/write and print to
FBSD but cannot 
> > to Win2k's.
> > Win2k's cannot connect to XP.
> > I suspect it has to do with the domain master and
the os level 
> > for, when the FBSD machine is off, connections
between XP and Win2k 
are ok.
> > What do I have to to to be able to connect to
Win2k's at the same 
time as
> > the FBSD (Samba)?
> > I am not running a domain, workgroup only. :))
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Pippo

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