[Samba] netbios name

Coreix Systems - Unix - Linux Development & Internetworking Engineers lists at coreixsystems.com.au
Thu May 1 19:36:10 GMT 2003

Try this in you smb.conf
   workgroup = your_workgroup_name
   server string = WINS & Private DNS Protocol Server
   hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
   load printers = no
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 50
   log level = 1
   security = share
   encrypt passwords = yes
   dns proxy = no
   wins support = yes
   time server = yes
   name resolve order = hosts wins
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY
   getwd cache = yes
   keep alive = 120
   dead time = 60
   share modes = yes
   max xmit = 65535
   read size = 512
   read raw = yes
   write raw = yes

You should get wins up and running with it, make sure you configure your M$
Windows Machine(s) to point to the wins server in the TCP/IP section (WINS) of
the Network Config...
Other than that it should work, if not Push up the "log level" and access a few
thing's across the LAN and
then send me your nmbd and smbd.log files....


Craig R. Marshall
B.E (Hons), M.Eng.Sc., CCNA
Senior Software, IP Telecommunications
& Terrestrial Systems Engineer.
Coreix Systems Australia
mailto:craigrm at coreixsystems.com.au

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{-----Original Message-----
{From: samba-bounces+lists=coreixsystems.com.au at lists.samba.org
{[mailto:samba-bounces+lists=coreixsystems.com.au at lists.samba.org]On
{Behalf Of Collins, Kevin
{Sent: Friday, 2 May 2003 3:18 AM
{To: 'chris at mckinleyproducts.com'; samba at lists.samba.org
{Subject: RE: [Samba] netbios name
{> Kevin,
{> I'm trying to use the samba server as a wins server, here is
{> how my samba is
{> set up.
{> appreciate any help.
{> Chris
{> # Samba config file created using SWAT
{> # from (
{> # Date: 2003/05/01 13:34:20
{> # Global parameters
{> [global]
{> 	wins proxy = Yes
{> 	wins server =
{> 	wins support = Yes
{<SNIPPED Again>
{I'm not sure, but unless you've got multiple subnets on your network, I
{don't think you need the "wins proxy = yes" line.
{In fact this may be the very thing that is stopping the WINS service
{from working.  According to "SAMBA Unleashed" by Steve Litt, et al.:
{"For the WINS Proxy to work correctly, the 'wins server' parameter must
{be filled with the address for a WINS server and 'wins proxy' must be
{set to yes."  This leads me to believe that while Samba is being
{directed to be a WINS Proxy, it can't act a WINS Server (because "wins
{sever" and "wins support" are mutually exclusive).  I would change the
{"wins proxy = yes" to "wins proxy = no" (or comment it out/delete it
{altogether), restart Samba and see what happens.
{If that doesn't work, the next question I have is: Does your Windows
{client have the IP address of the Samba server listed as its "WINS
{Server"?  This setting is in the TCP/IP protocol properties of the
{Network Setup.
{Let me know,

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