[Samba] invisible server

Tom Skeren tms3 at fskklaw.com
Thu Sep 23 16:18:38 GMT 2004

May be due to no guest account.  From Samba 3 by Example:

Network browsing involves SMB broadcast announcements, SMB enumeration 
requests, connections to the IPC$ share, share enumerations, and SMB 
connection setup processes. The use of anonymous connections to a Samba 
server involve the use of the /guest account/ that must map to a valid 

Luca Ferrari wrote:

>I've got a few samba server in my network, but one of them is "invisible". I 
>cannot do a nmblookup on it (even from the server itself), but I cannot 
>telnet the port 137, thus it should not be a problem of firewall. From 
>windows xp machines, I can connect specifying the IP address, while from 
>win98 machines I cannot (I got an error like network name does not exist).
>The following is the smb.conf file, I'm running samba 2.2.7:
>        os level = 33
>        time server = Yes
>        unix extensions = Yes
>        encrypt passwords = Yes
>        log level = 5
>        syslog = 5
>        printing = CUPS
>        printcap name = CUPS
>        wins support = No
>        veto files = /*.eml/*.nws/riched20.dll/*.{*}/
>        security = user
>        workgroup = G2OR
>        server string = "Mammuth"
>        netbios name = "mammuth"
>        comment = "Cartella PROJECT/ufficio MK via SMB - Mammuth"
>        path = /mnt/data/uff_mk/PROJECT
>        browsable = yes
>        writable = yes
>        printable = no
>        valid users = +ufficioMK +cam
>I've tried with the remote announce and master browser options, but it still 
>not works. Any idea?

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