[Samba] Devices not appearing/Manually add devices to Browse List ?

Simon Hobson shobson-lists at colony.com
Wed May 15 03:03:04 GMT 2002

I'm not quite sure whether this is a plain browsing problem, or a wins
problems, or ...

I had wins running on one machine (Samba(2.0.5a)/SCO Unix), but my main
file server on another (Samba (2.2.1a)/Linux). I moved the wins support to
the Linux server, and at the same time I made the Linux server the Domain
Master Browser, but now some devices have dissapeared from the network.

The devices in question are colour copiers with Fiery RIPs. These RIPs do
NOT have any means to set anything other than the device name and basic IP
parameters (address, netmask, gateway). I am not aware of any changes
having been made to their configs.

On the other hand, nmblookup gives me this result (same for both printers) :

from Linux server :
>[root at spock samba]# nmblookup -d3 -A
>Initialising global parameters
>params.c:pm_process() - Processing configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf"
>Processing section "[global]"
>params.c:pm_process() - Processing configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf."
>added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
>bind succeeded on port 0
>Socket opened.
>Looking up status of
>read socket failed. ERRNO=Connection refused
>read socket failed. ERRNO=Connection refused

from SCO server
>$./nmblookup -d3 -A
>Initialising global parameters
>params.c:pm_process() - Processing configuration file
>Processing section "[global]"
>doing parameter workgroup = COLONY
>doing parameter netbios name = PRINTERS
>doing parameter server string = Printer Server
>doing parameter map to guest = Bad User
>doing parameter log level = 1
>Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
>bind succeeded on port 0
>Socket opened.
>Sending queries to
>Looking up status of
>No status response (this is not unusual)

Both devices are on the network, pingable, and working with Appletalk.

My smb.conf is :
>        workgroup = COLONY
>        netbios name = FILESTORE1
>        netbios aliases = Printers2
>        server string = Colony File Store 1
>        encrypt passwords = Yes
>        pam password change = Yes
>        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
>        passwd chat = New*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n
>        passwd chat debug = Yes
>        unix password sync = Yes
>        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
>        max log size = 50
>        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
>        dns proxy = No
>        wins proxy = Yes
>        wins support = Yes
>        os level = 99
>        preferred master = Yes
>        domain master = Yes
>        include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%L

Any ideas ?


Simon Hobson, Technical Services Engineer
Colony Gift Corporation Limited
Lindal in Furness, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0LD
Tel 01229 461100, Fax 01229 461101

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