[Samba] nmbd woes (still)

mwestern at sola.com.au mwestern at sola.com.au
Tue Apr 15 02:16:28 GMT 2003

I share your pain.

I've been playing with this very thing and have just joined the list.  I too
have been bashing my head against the wall.

I've been trying to get static mappings to work for quite a while and
finally after much annoyance I've got

	wins support = yes
	name resolve order = wins dns lmhosts hosts
	dns proxy = yes

then start chucking entries into /etc/hosts and voila it starts to resolve
these static mappings..

here's what I also figured out (whether it's a bug or not).  nmbd WINS
doesn't like having complicated addressing.:

1.  server.

test client. - gw - WINS  

ie secondary address on a winxp machine is the one pointing directory to
wins.  this fails to resolve anything sometimes and other times it does a
few and drops.  as soon as i simplify my IP addressing on the client
ie	only it works a treat.  

I've been trying to replace a MS WINS server with a samba one and so far the
microsoft one has been far less pain.  

anyway, this probably won't help your problem, but i felt like a rant...
(also i only got this message just then, no history)....

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces+mwestern=affairs.net.au at lists.samba.org
[mailto:samba-bounces+mwestern=affairs.net.au at lists.samba.org]On Behalf
Of James
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 12:19 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] nmbd woes (still)

I've decided that my nmbd must just be "broken".  I configured smbd to be a
wins servier and I can do everything.  The only thing is my samba server
still doesn't appear in the workgroup list.


----- Original Message -----
From: "James" <list_mail at softhome.net>
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 4:07 AM
Subject: [Samba] nmbd woes (still)

> Ok I've fed this problem with about five hours of my time to post to a
> about it.  nmbd does not appear to be
> doing what it should.  Why I'm not certain.  The unix host (running samba)
> is not appearing in on the windows
> browse list (i.e. it's not showing up in the network neighbourhood).
> when I run nmbd with -d2 I get the following:
> Netbios nameserver version 2.2.8 started.
> Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1994-2002
> standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> making subnet name: Broadcast address: Subnet
> mask:
> making subnet name:UNICAST_SUBNET Broadcast address: Subnet
> mask:
> making subnet name:REMOTE_BROADCAST_SUBNET Broadcast address:
> mask:
> find_response_record: response packet id 8430 received with no matching
> record.
> find_response_record: response packet id 8431 received with no matching
> record.
> The only details pertaining to the "find_response_record: response packet
> 8430 received with no matching record." message in the output that I could
> find in the mailing lists or by googling was to do with malformed
> entries in /etc/hosts and incorrectly configured loopback interface.  I
> confirmed that my /etc/hosts correctly specifies localhost and
> lo0 (loopback if) is correction configured.  Also, just incase you were
> wondering yes that is a correct subnet mask.
> My smb.conf looks like this, very minimally configured.
> [global]
>         workgroup = WORKGROUP
>         netbios name = dough
>         encrypt passwords = yes
>         remote announce =
>         hosts allow =
> [homes]
>         guest ok = no
>         read only = no
> [tmp]
>         comment = temporary files
>         path = /tmp
>         read only = yes
> If someone can tell me why nmbd isn't serving up names as it should be
> please let me know.  I've hacked away at it all day and can't figure it
> :).  If a higher level of debugging output is required let me know I'l
> provide it.
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