[Samba] SMB share visible but not its work group

Arie Folger afolger at aishdas.org
Sun Oct 29 23:21:10 GMT 2006


I have set up some samba shares to give my win98-under-qemu-virtual-machine 
read and write access to the linux host. While testing the setup using 
konqueror (smb:/ in the address bar), I discovered that I can get a specific 
share (for example, smb://localhost/tmp), but could not see the work group 
and its available computers and shares. Thus, simply typing [enter] after 
entering "smb:/" in the konqueror address bar gives me an error message.

What do I need to do to have konqueror see what shares are out there? By the 
way, what is the work group name for?

For your reference, I am adding my smb.conf  file: 

[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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