[Samba] samba-3.0.14a: server doesn't show in browse lists

sean seandarcy2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 02:20:30 GMT 2006

I'm using samba-3.0.14a as our samba server for 12 windows 
machines. Works OK, except that it doesn't show itself on 
the browse list. That is, on any of the windows machines the 
browse list shows all the machines _except_ the server 
itself. Yet net view \\server ( on one of the windows 
machines ) shows the shares on the server.

/var/log/messages shows the linux box winning the server 

Any help appreciated.


Here's smb.conf on the server:

workgroup = Company
netbios name = Blair
server string = Blair Server

load printers = yes
browseable = yes
printing = cups
printcap name = cups

security = share
map to guest = Bad Password
guest ok = yes
encrypt passwords = yes
passdb backend = tdbsam

interfaces =
bind interfaces only = yes

local master = yes
os level = 99
domain master = no
preferred master = yes

time server = yes

wins support = no

   comment = Printer Drivers
   # this path holds the driver structure
   path = /etc/samba/drivers
   guest ok = no
   browseable = yes
   read only = yes
   write list = system,root

   comment = All Printers
   path = /var/spool/samba
   browseable = no
   public = yes
   guest ok = yes
   writable = no
   printable = yes
   printer admin = system,root

   create mask=777
   directory mask=777


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