[Samba] Samba and Vista?

Marc Chamberlin marc at marcchamberlin.com
Fri Jun 8 17:59:42 GMT 2007

I just purchased a new HP laptop running Vista Home Premium on it, 
turned it on and was able to get it to connect to the Internet through 
my home wireless network. But when I tried to see other computers on my 
network I got nadda... One of my computers is running Win2K so perhaps 
that is understandable, one XP Pro which I don't understand why Vista 
can't see it, and three of my computers are running SuSE Linux 10.1 and 
10.2 with Samba servers.  All of my computers can see the Vista laptop, 
and mount shares from it, so that part of Samba on the Linux machines 
seems to be working fine.

Doing a bit of research into this problem I discovered that Microsoft 
has implemented a network protocol called Link Layer Topology Discovery 
(LLTD) that is suppose to allow a Vista computer to discover the 
services provided by other computers on a network. I wonder - does Samba 
support this and if so do I have to do anything special to turn on 
support for this protocol? I looked through the SWAT settings for Samba 
and could find no mention of this protocol. SWAT reports I am running 
version 3.0.22-13.18-SUSE-CODE10 if that helps, perhaps I need a newer 
version of Samba?

Thanks for any help/advice offered...   Marc...

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