[Samba] Vijay - samba box not seen in browse list.

Vizitiu, Ciprian CVizitiu at gbif.org
Tue Jul 15 11:48:33 GMT 2003

> Without modifying any security parameters, I have changed the 
> following : interfaces = ; not needed remote 
> announce = local master = yes
> and created a user administrator onthe linux box with the 
> same passwd as that of the win2K server - using smbpasswd.
> I am still not able to browse/access thislinux box.

Can you connect from the very same linux box? Open a terminal and do a 

smbmount '\\thislinuxbox\myshare' /mnt/floppy -o

Does it work?

>From the same command prompt do

smbclient -L thislinuxbox 

don't give any passwd and watch for

        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
        SOMEWKG              PDC_NAME

If the PDC_NAME is still the windows box your samba lost elections so the
browse list is still in Redmond! ;-) 

Painfull question: are you allowed to reboot the PDC? :)

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