[Samba] Why can't I see this share machine in Network Neighborhood

Bob Hartung rwhart at netexpress.net
Sun Sep 21 02:30:32 GMT 2003

   I have a simple home network.  I have samba [2.2.7a] 
running with the smb.conf file listed below.  I can see this 
machine in network neighborhood on a Win98 machine and a 
WinNT 4.0 machine, but I cannot see this share from a Win2K 
   If I issue a net use command from the cmd window on the 
Win2K machine I can mount the share and then open it as normal.

   WHY can't I see the share in network neighborhood?????


# The computer name to see on the Windows clients
   netbios name = rwheserv1
# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
   workgroup = RWHHOME1
# Information to show on Properties tab on Windows Client
   server string = Samba [%v] Share on rwheserv1
# For now the security will be at the SHARE level
   security = share
# This is not the domain master
   domain master = no
# Check for vaious used of capital letters in passwords
   password level = 10
   username level = 10
# We are in a Windows NT domain so encrypted passwords are 
    encrypt passwords = yes
# Where is the encrypted password file
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details
# socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

#============================ Share Definitions ====
    comment = Home Directories
# We do not want any home directories visible to the Windows 
    browseable = no

    comment = Public shares on localserv1
    path = /shared/public
    valid users = maindesk, @samba
#   create mask = 0660
#   force create mode = 0660
#   directory mask = 0770
    browseable = yes
#===========end of smb.comf===============


Bob Hartung

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