[Samba] cannor browse workgroup

Arie Folger afolger at aishdas.org
Fri Nov 3 14:29:12 GMT 2006


I have samba 3.0.23c-2 running on an FC6.x86_64 box. It seems to be running 
properly, I can indeed access the shares I make available, but I cannot 
browse the workgroup. Thus, typing "smb:/" in konqueror gives me an error 
("Unable to find any workgroups in your local network. This might be caused 
by an enabled firewall.") However, the firewall is switched off (for 
debugging this samba problem) and so is SElinux.

Interestingly, typing "smb:/localhost/some_homedir" will let me see that 
share, once I type the appropriate samba username/password combination. 
Likewise, typing "smb:/localhost/tmp" gives me the share without 
authentication (as per my settings).

Even stranger, typing "smb:/localhost" makes konqueror request authentication, 
but the authentication always fails.

Below are the relevant portions of my samba configuration:
[root at localhost samba]# cat smb.conf
# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2006/10/29 23:11:14

        workgroup = SOME_GROUP
        server string = Samba Server
        interfaces =
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50
        domain master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        ldap ssl = no
        cups options = raw
        path = /tmp
        writeable = yes
        guest ok = yes
        browseable = yes

Thanks for your help,


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