[Samba] Still no browse list and no help!

Aaron J. Zirbes ajz at cccs.umn.edu
Wed Feb 2 18:43:19 GMT 2005

It looks like you have a bit of redundancy in your smb.conf, but other 
that that, seems OK.

I have a question for you:

Have you either:
a) hard-coded your WINS server IP (samba machine) into your windows clients?
b) setup your DHCP options to set your WINS server to your Samba 
Server's IP address.

The easy way to check this is to run

ipconfig /all

from your windows clients, and see if the line:

Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : www.xxx.yyy.zzz

points to your Samba WINS server.

If it does not, therein lies your problem and solution


Marvin Bonilla wrote:
> Unable to resolve my problem after long time of reading and searching I decide to ask for help to the experts. The problems is that  there is no browse list even thought everything works fine. I can share files with others machines but don't see anything on network neighborhood. We use the OpenBSD 3.6 box with Samba 2.2 only for DNS and Wins.
> Please Help!
> Here is my smb.conf file.
> 	workgroup = TVGBCAST
> 	netbios name = laxbcastdns01
> 	hosts allow = 10.
> 	guest account = pcguest
> 	max log size = 550
> 	security = user
> 	os level = 65
> 	local master = yes
> 	domain master = yes
> 	preferred master = yes
> 	browse list = yes
> 	wins support = yes
> 	remote announce = yes
> 	announce as = NT Server

Aaron Zirbes
Systems Administrator
Environmental Health Sciences
University of Minnesota

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