[Samba] XP shares not visable.

Jim Rainville jim at rainville.net
Mon Nov 8 18:35:30 GMT 2004

Hi - 

I am trying to set up a very simple samba network in my home. I have one 
Linux machine running samba with a share called storage. I have three 
windows XP machines (XP professional SP2). All four machines are connected 
through a private address space (192.168.0.x). From any of the XP machines 
I can browse the network and see all four machines. If I click on the 
Linux machine I can access the share just fine. The problem is when I try 
to access a share on one of the other XP machines I don't see them. All I 
see if I click on that machine is the samba shares. For example if I'm on 
the machine named Study and I click on the machine name Kitchen all I see 
on that machine is the share named "storage" which is on the linux 
machine. I have two shares set up on the kitchen machine named "Music" and 
"download" but those are not visiable.
I'm running Samba version 2.2.7a.


Here is the contents of my smb.conf:

        workgroup = domain
        server string = dudes samba server

        domain master = yes
        local master = yes
        preferred master = yes
        os level = 65

        printcap name = /etc/printcap
        load printers = yes
        printing = cups

        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log

        max log size = 0

        security = SHARE

        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        guest ok = yes
        guest account = rain
        dns proxy = no

#============================ Share Definitions 
        comment = Home Directories
        browseable = no
        writeable = yes
        valid users = %S
        create mode = 0664
        directory mode = 0775

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        browseable = no
        printable = yes

        comment = server storage
        path = /storage
        writeable = yes
        guest ok = yes

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