[Samba] samba server does not appear in network neighborhood

hinz at umbc.edu hinz at umbc.edu
Mon Oct 14 15:10:04 GMT 2002

Hi all,

I've recently setup samba 2.2.5 on a solaris 8 workstation and configured it 
to be a member of an NT domain. Everything is working correctly, with the 
exception that the samba server does not appear in the network neighborhood of 
the rest of the PC's in the domain. However, if you choose to "search for 
computers" and enter the netbios name of the server it is detected and all of 
the shares show up correctly. I've set the "wins server" option in my smb.conf 
file to the ip address of the local wins server, and my NT administrator 
claims to have created an entry for the machine (anyone know how I can verify 
this?), so I'm pretty much at a loss at this point. Here are the options I've 

workgroup = mydomain
netbios name = my_netbios_name # same as dns hostname (but not fqdn)
security = domain
local master = no
domain master = false
preferred master = false
wins server = xx.xx.xx.xx
dns proxy = no

I've also added the following lines to /etc/services:

netbios-ns  137/udp  nbns
netbios-ns  137/tcp  nbns
netbios-dgm 138/udp  nbdgm
netbios-dgm 138/tcp  nbdgm
netbios-ssn 139/udp  nbssn
netbios-ssn 139/tcp  nbssn

Any help would be appreciated.


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