[Samba] Can't see Samba server from Windows

Daryl Lee dlee at altaregos.com
Mon Dec 15 06:10:03 GMT 2003

I cannot see my Linux box running Samba to print or access files.  The
output of "smbclient -U% -L localhost" seems to indicate I should see
one share and one printer: (the ...0.250 ip address is for my DSL
connection, the ...0.2 is for my LAN)

added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Domain=[ALTAREGOS] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.8a-SuSE]
	Sharename      Type      Comment
	---------      ----      -------
	download       Disk      Downloads directory
	lj4p           Printer   
	IPC$           IPC       IPC Service (Samba 2.2.8a-SuSE)
	ADMIN$         Disk      IPC Service (Samba 2.2.8a-SuSE)

	Server               Comment
	---------            -------
	TIGGER               Samba 2.2.8a-SuSE

	Workgroup            Master
	---------            -------

When I open the domain from a Windows client (2000 or XP) I can not see
the host name in the list of hosts, nor can I print to the printer. 
Here's my smb.conf:

   workgroup = ALTAREGOS
   netbios name = tigger
   encrypt passwords = yes
   browseable = yes
   comment = Downloads directory
   guest ok = yes
   path = /downloads/
   read only = no
   guest ok = yes
   path = /var/tmp/lj4p
   printable = yes

Any help would be appreciated.


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