[Samba] Win98 clients not 'seeing' each other

Robert M Shepard bob at rmshep.mt.net
Thu Dec 26 14:09:01 GMT 2002

the only way I have been able to make this happen, is to turn on sharing
on the win98 machines.  You don't have to actually share anything, you
just need to turn in on.

go to control panel -> network  -> File and printer sharing.  check a 
box ( i usually check printers) and then let window reboot.  it will
announce to the WINS server and show up in browsing.  

you don't need to actually share a printer.

bob shepard

On Thu, 2002-12-26 at 02:17, Carlos Oliva G. wrote:
> Hi there,
> I have a somewhat wide experience with samba. I've succesfully installed
> it as a client as well as a PDC on Windows networks.
> The last time, however, there has been an issue with the win9x stations.
> I've setup the Samba server over Linux to act as a PDC for the domain. I
> use dhcp to assign the network configuration to the hosts, and the only
> protocol installed on them is TCP/IP. The machines can succesfully logi
> into the samba server, they execute the logon script and I can access
> all the shares. However, when I try to browse the 'networking
> neighborhood', all that I see is the samba server. I cannot even see the
> same machine I'm working from. If I do a search trying to look up a
> machine name, it will find it right away and I am able to browse through
> it, but again it is not visible under network neighborhood.
> I have not been able to resolve this problem since it's the first time
> it shows up on me, is there any way for the win9x (all the stations are
> win98) machines to 'announce' themselves on the PDC and force it to be a
> WINS server for the rest of the network? If so, is there any way to do
> this as transparent as possible for the clientes (ie. by the means of
> dhcp) so little to no extra configuration is needed?
> Best regards and happy holidays,
> -- 
> Carlos Oliva G.
> Igloo Sistemas Ltda.
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> carlos.oliva at igloo.cl - http://www.igloo.cl
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> for yonks, been working me buns off for bands..." 
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