[Samba] Re: Samba doesn't appear in browse list

Johnny awei29 at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 13 15:43:57 GMT 2004

Hi guys,

I am also interested in knowing if there is the related issue in most 
recent versions.  I tried both Samba 3.0.1 and 3.0.2 and realise since 
switching, my clients (Windows XP) always show empty host list in the 
workgroup of My Network Places.  I checked the browse list file 
(browse.dat) and it looks the contained information is updated 
constantly and correctly.  But for some reasons, the information did not 
get passed to the clients?

Switching back to 3.0.0 version solved this problem.

Would appreciate if someone knows exactly what could be wrong here, even 
better, could offer a possible solution.

Thanks alot,

Darell Tan wrote:
> Hi guys,
> It seems that after I have upgraded to Samba 3.0.1, the Samba server no longer appears in the browse list. The browse list is maintained by the local nmbd (the log messages confirm this).
> My configuration is pretty much the same as the standard config that ships with Samba with additions of my shares.
> This problem does not occur with versions prior to Samba 3.0.1. I have used 3.0.1-pre1 and 3.0.0 and they have no problem.
> I have tried setting "lm announce" to yes instead of auto and that doesn't change anything.
> Is there something wrong with 3.0.1 or a configuration change that I am not aware of?
> Thanks in advance.
> PS. I'm not subscribed to the list.
> Regards,
> Dsrell

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