[Samba] wins support = yes time server = yes

Chris Smith chris at realcomputerguy.com
Sun May 11 15:00:28 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-05-11 at 09:42, Chris McKeever wrote:
> I changed the workgroup to:
> workgroup = prupref.com

What does "nbtstat -n" from your Win box show? Are the GROUP 00 and 1E
the names the same? Is this the same name found in "workgroup = ", and
without dots?

An example (the names have been changed to protect the innocent):

An "nbtstat -n" here shows GROUP 00 and 1E as "MYWORKGROUP". In the
smb.conf a line reads, and testparm confirms, "workgroup = MYWORKGROUP".
Because Samba is a domain controller my NetBIOS domain is "MYWORKGROUP".

My tcp/ip domain (not the same thing as a NetBIOS domain - don't confuse
them) is "mydomain.local". Notice that it isn't something more like
"myworkgroup.com"; and although it could be and might be a little more
usual it isn't necessary - the two names "MYWORKGROUP" (my NetBIOS
domain) and "mydomain.local" (my tcp/ip domain) need not be related in
this sense.

> and then uncommented the time server = yes
> when running nbtstat -A ip.of.wins.server I get host not found
> when I commented back out time server I get a response from the wins server
> after issuing: nbtstat -A ip.of.wins.server (with workgroup = prupref.com OR
> workgroup = pruprefcom)
> If someone could turn on thier time server = yes and see if they get similar
> results that would be great.

No. Works fine here (and several other places that I administer).

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