[Samba] Browsing problem

Andy Hawkins andy at gently.org.uk
Wed May 18 10:14:55 GMT 2005

Hi guys,

I've just upgraded from Debian Woody to Sarge, that involved upgrading my
working Samba setup to version 3.0.14. With no changes to my config file, I
now find that my windows machines cannot correctly browse the network. They
can open shares on the linux box if I do Start -> Run
\\ip.address.of.machine but the browse list isn't showing up.

The samba server is correctly becoming the master browser, is a WINS server,
and the windows clients are set to use this WINS server.

Can anyone offer any assistance? The appropriate portion of smb.conf is
below. If any more information would be helpful, please let me know.

Many thanks


   panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
   printing = bsd
   printcap name = /etc/printcap
   load printers = no
   guest account = nobody
   add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g machines -c 'Machine Account' -s /bin/false %u
   security = user

   workgroup = gently
   netbios name = cube

   server string = %h server (Samba %v)

   syslog only = no

   syslog = 0;


   encrypt passwords = true
   passdb backend = tdbsam guest

   wins support = yes

   os level = 64
   domain master = yes

  local master = yes
  preferred master = yes

   name resolve order = wins lmhosts host 
   dns proxy = no

   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   case sensitive = no

   unix password sync = false

   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
   passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:* %n\n .

   max log size = 1000

  interfaces =
  socket address =
  allow hosts = 127.

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