[Samba] Samba and Vista?

Adam Tauno Williams adamtaunowilliams at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 19:43:22 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 don't think LLTD has anything to do with your Vista box not being able
to see CIFS hosts.  The problem is almost certainly on your Vista box
(as all the others work).  Did you try just turning off your firewall?

I don't think this is a Samba problem.

Adam Tauno Williams, Network & Systems Administrator
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