[Samba] Windows lost Samba server

julius Junghans julius.junghans at gmx.de
Thu Oct 27 17:22:50 GMT 2005

Michael Barnes wrote:

> I have two Samba servers on a local network.  One is to eventually
> become the new system file server.  The original server is on the
> domain/workgroup MCALLEN, the new server is on the domain/workgroup
> Everything was moving along smoothly.  I could see both workgroups on
> various Windows machines (both 98 and 2K), I could see the shares,
> permissions seemed good, etc.  I was working on fine tuning the logon
> scripts for WRNHQ.
> An unexpected power failure rebooted WRNHQ.  (Machines on the bench
> are not on UPS)  Since the reboot, the Windows machines cannot see
> WRNHQ. They can still see MCALLEN with no problem.  Searching for
> computers in Network Places/Neighborhood finds everything but WRNHQ.
> Samba is running fine, no errors found.  Nothing was being edited, nor
> were any files open when the reboot occurred.
> I'm totally lost on what to check.  Ideas appreciated.
> BTW, WRNHQ is CentOS4 running Samba 3.
> Thanks,
> Michael


im a samba/networking newbie, but i would first take a look at the
system logs.

Is the machine reachable with ping (interface up)?
is samba listening on the lan interface?


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