[Samba] Unable to view samba shares on Windows XP Home Client

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Sat Sep 25 15:36:20 GMT 2004

On Saturday 25 September 2004 09:07, David Rivera wrote:
> I am not able to view shares on the Samba server, although I can 'see'
> the server with the 'net view' command. Entering 'net view sambaserver'
> results in network path not found. Interestingly, when I boot the same
> server into Windows XP (it's dual boot), I can view the server and it's
> shares from the Windows XP home client that cannot view the shares on
> the samba server. I've run Ethereal on both machines and can view the
> SMB traffic, so it doesn't appear to be a firewall issue. Has anyone
> else run into this problem?


Have you checked the Samba-Guide.pdf? That is the book "Samba-3 by Example" 
and can be downloaded from http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/Samba-Guide.pdf

Chapters 1- 3 should get you started and over this obstacle. The cause of your 
problem is that your Windows clients are not able to resolve the netbios name 
of the samba server to its IP address.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Samba-Team Member
Phone: +1 (650) 580-8668

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