[Samba] samba server does not appear in network neighborhood

Dr. Bernd Zimmermann berni at ping-net.de
Mon Oct 14 15:21:01 GMT 2002

Are you using Win XP ?

We have a similar problem, except that it was working a few weeks
and than suddenly the XP computer cannot see the samba server
anymore !!

All other computers (Win98, WinNT) works still fine - only XP is the
problem and we habe no clue whats going on.

All the hints: XP registry, Firewall, Security does not solve our problem.
We are still stucked - XP is not seeing Samba ;-(((((

hinz at umbc.edu wrote:

> 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 
> set:
> smb.conf
> [global]
> 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.
> Thanks,
> -brian

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