[Samba] Problem with Samba on Home Network

Kathy Wills kathywills at brannanorwills.com
Tue Jan 13 01:31:06 GMT 2004

I have Samba set up on my Gentoo Linux Box. Our access to the internet 
is through a broadband modem/router. Internet access in all instances is 
fine. The problem is that one computer is not showing up in even its own 
Network Neighborhood. I can access the files on this computer though 
from the other computer.

Samba setup is as follows:

The Gentoo Linux box Computer A running samba server:
ip 192.168.0.b broadcast
Windows ME setup through Win4Lin on Computer A
ip 192.168.0.d broadcast
These both show up in the Network Neighborhood of the Win4Lin desktop. 
Can access computer B if do add network \\computername\c

Husband's ME computer computer B:
ip 192.168.0.c broadcast Computer A and the Win4Lin files 
are accessible in this network neighborhood.  This computer does not 
show up in the network neighborhood. He is able to use the printer that 
is attached to computer A.

All have the same group name. Computer B has been added as a machine to 

What have I got wrong? Attached is a copy of my smb.conf.

Kathy Wills

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# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2003/03/03 23:44:42

# Global parameters
	workgroup = MDKGROUP
	netbios name = GUNGHOLADY
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	security = user
	os level = 65
	preferred master = yes
	domain master = yes
	local master = yes
	logon path = \\%n\profiles\%u
	logon drive = h:
	logon home = \\gungholady\%u
	printcap name = cups
	wins support = yes

	path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
	guest ok = yes
	writeable = no
	share modes = no

	read only = No
	browseable = No

	path = /data/mp3
	browseable = yes
	write list = phil, kathy

	path = /data/everyone
	read only = no
	browseable = yes

	path = /data/apps
	browseable = yes
	valid users = @admins, root
	write list = @admins, root

	comment = Canon BJC6000
	path = /var/spool/samba
	create mask = 0700
	printable = Yes
	print command = lpr -l -r -P%d %s   # using client side printer drivers.
	printer name = Canon_BJC6000
	browseable = No

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