[Samba] Samba Problem

Alexey Lobanov aal at evidence-cpr.com
Mon Oct 13 21:31:21 GMT 2003


On 13 Oct 2003 at 14:23, Sampath Ganji wrote:

>  From the clients behind the router... everything (Internet, E-mail) is 
> okay. And also telnet works good. But when the samba server 
> is searched from the Client ( or both running 
> windows XP) it fails.

Surely. By default routers do not pass broadcast packets, and "browsing" uses 
broadcast in absence of WINS or DNS server. See docs/textdocs/BROWSING.txt for 

> Does it have to do anything with samba?

Enable WINS in Samba (RTFM), and configure as WINS server in all 
clients. Either manually or via DHCP.


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