[Samba] Finding Computer on Windows Network

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Mon Jun 17 14:07:02 GMT 2002

There are a number of reasons for this, I guess. Have you walked through
DIAGNOSIS.txt in your samba sources? (docs/textdocs).

This sounds like a netbios name resolution problem. Is nmbd running on
your linux machine? Is this a cross subnet browsing problem? Is there
a wins server and does your windows box use it? Do you have your netbios
name in smb.conf?

Even on my small home network, a wins server made finding other computers
much more reliable. That is to say, all browsing problems went away once I
installed a wins server.

On Mon, Jun 17, 2002 at 10:23:23AM -0700, Bill Parker wrote:
> Hi All,
> 	I'm sure i'm doing something stupid, but when I search for my Linux File 
> Sharing
> Server (called 'linuxserver') by right clicking on My Network Places, 
> Search for Computers,
> and typing in the computer name, the Search returns nothing, however, if I 
> search for it
> via IP address, it finds the machine w/out any problems at all.  Can 
> someone tell me
> what i'm doing wrong in smb.conf to make it so I can can search for linux boxes
> running smbd and nmbd by name?
> -Bill
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