[Samba] Problem with samba on red hat enterprise 3 and windows 2000.

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Feb 27 17:45:47 GMT 2004

On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Edwards, Ross wrote:

> Hello.
> I am currently experiencing a very strange problem with
> samba on Red HAt Enterprise 3 and windows 2000.
> Everything will work fine and I can access the samba share
> from windows and then all of a sudden it will drop and
> if I go into linux it wont appear but the service will
> say its running.  This also happens when I reboot windows.
> It will take a good 10 minutes for the samba share on the
> linux machine to show up on either linux or windows.  Yet
> the share on the windows machine is always running no
> matter what.
> Is there any way to fix this???  Is there a problem with
> red hat perhaps???  Have I configured something incorrectly??

Use WINS! See chapter 10 of the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf (chapter 9 of
The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, ISBN: 0131453556)

You need to set up a WINS server (either on MS Windows NT4/200x Server or
on Samba). All network clients must use be configured to use that WINS

- John T.

> Thank you.
> ROss Edwards
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John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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