[Samba] Workgroup Browsing Issue and wins on 3.0.6

Carl Matthews cmatthews at myrealbox.com
Tue Sep 14 09:11:14 GMT 2004


I am having an issue browsing my work group, i have made the samba 
server the master browser and it wins the elections. As far as i can 
tell from the nmbd.logs it is also collecting hosts for the workgroup 
but when you try to list the workgroup this error is recorded in the 
messages log :

nss_wins[7417]: [2004/09/14 09:54:23, 0] 

nss_wins[7417]:   Can't become connected user!

Now all users can use \\server and list the shares and access them all, 
so all users and passwords are correct.

windows gives the error "Workgroup is not accessible, you might not have 
permission to use the network resource"

The server is running Fedora Core 1 and samba version : 3.0.6-2.FC1

Also i had a problem the other day where some wins entries were wrong so 
i deleted the wins.dat and restarted the server, but the wrong wins 
entries reappeared. after rebooting the server it seems to be working 
now, apart from another samba server doesnt add it self to the wins 
server list. It has win support = false and win server = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 
in its config.

The best bits of my smb.conf is below, thanks for any help.

Carl Matthews

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/06/23 10:15:40

# Global parameters
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	loglevel = 1
	load printers = No
	security = user
	encrypt passwords = yes
	guest ok = yes
	dos filemode = Yes
	ldap ssl = no
	name resolve order = wins lmhosts host bcas
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	deadtime = 15
	create mask = 0775
	encrypt passwords = yes
	oplock break wait time = 100
	wins support = Yes
	dns proxy = No
	netbios aliases = FC1
	server string = -Server- FC1
	#unix password sync = yes
	local master = yes
	mangle prefix = 8
	os level = 255
	directory mask = 0775
	valid users = @MLE-ALL
	preferred master = yes
	max log size = 500
	comment = Mandrake Webserver
         path = /var/www
         valid users = carl
         admin users = carl
         read list = carl
         write list = carl
         read only = No

	comment = Home Directories
	path = /home/%u
	read only = No

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	comment = Product Design By Genius
	path = /mnt/mle-net/MLE-NET/MLE-NET-Eng
	write list = @MLE-ALL
	force user = mleall
	read only = No

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