[Samba] smbclient can't find this new XP

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Jul 3 12:02:54 GMT 2002

This sounds like an XP configuration problem. Can't offer much help.
I am afraid to poke around at my xp workstation for fear of messing the
thing up. There must be an XP help group somewhere.


On Wed, Jul 03, 2002 at 11:50:34AM -0700, Paul Huffman wrote:
> No,  there's no wins server.  I have this XP in a weird halfway network state
> because I just can't get in the Microsoft mindset.   I set up TCP/IP manually,  and
> can reach all my samba drives and all the shares in PCs in my workgroup,  but the XP
> isn't really part of the workgroup.  The workgroup PCs don't find it in their
> workgroup list and the samba server smbclient can't hit it.  But when I go through
> the steps to use an XP wizard to join a workgroup,  the wizard appears to strip out
> tcp/ip and leaves the XP unconnected from the internet, the samba drives and the
> workgroup.  Or leaves the XP in a frozen state that won't shut down or restart,  or
> even refused several times to do System Restore.  And Microsoft is no. 1 in the
> world in OSs,  why is that?
> Do I need to System Restore back to a point where I can first let a wizard add
> windows networking, then join a workgroup, then "connect to the internet"  which
> seems to be the MS way of adding TCP/IP?
> Joel Hammer wrote:
> > Is there a wins server specificied in your smb.conf ?
> > Try looking up other hosts besides paulxp with the -R option if you aren't
> > sure.
> >
> > Joel
> >

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