[Samba] Win9x Cannot Find Server, WinY2k Can
adam at morrison-ind.com
Mon Oct 20 14:31:09 GMT 2003
> | I have a Samba 3.0.0 PDC (and WINS server) that has been running fine
> | for some time. I also have Samba fileserver running 3.0.0. The PDC is
> | "littleboy" and the fileserver is "sardine". This configuration has
> | been stable since the day after 3.0.0 came out, and we were running
> | 3.0.0pre(s) on the PDC before 3.0.0 was released and that was stable as
> | well.
> | Now (or as of 10/16) we are having problems where Win9x boxes can sign
> | on but cannot resolve the name of "sardine" in order to connect to any
> | resources. They can resolve the name of the PDC ("littleboy") and print
> | to printer queues defined on the PDC but they can't find sardine.
> | Restarting the smb service fixes it for a little while but then the
> | problem returns. WinY2k workstations are always able to connect without
> | any errors. I've also stopped smb, removed /var/cache/samba/wins.dat,
> | and restarted smb - but the problem still returns.
> Does "nmblookup -U <ip of wins server> -R sardine" succeed?
Currently Win9x boxes cannot resolve, but -
[awilliam at estate2 awilliam]$ nmblookup -U 192.168.1.9 -R sardine
querying sardine on 192.168.1.9
[awilliam at estate2 awilliam]$
Attempting to map on a Win9x results in "Computer or share name could
not be found."
192.168.1.9 is the IP address of "littleboy" (PDC & WINS server)
> If not, does restarting nmbd on sardine cause the name to be
> reregistered with the WINS server?
I kill'd 15 the nmbd and restarted "nmbd -D" on sardine and now Win9x
attachments seem to work. (?)
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