[Samba] samba, wins, netbios

Asier Baranguán abaranguan at elpagestion.com
Fri May 18 19:42:31 GMT 2007

El Viernes, 18 de Mayo de 2007 20:48, Jack Mendez escribió:
> I am trying to setup the samba server to ping machines on the network via
> the netbios name.
> i have the following lines in smb.conf under global
> wins support = yes
> 	domain logons = Yes
> 	preferred master = Yes
> 	domain master = Yes
> local master = yes
> os level = 34
> my /etc/nsswitch.conf looks like.
> hosts:          files wins dns

As far as I know, network utilities in Windows work with netbios so you can 
execute the ping command to a machine with his netbios name.

Your setup looks well... perhaps your browse list in /var/lib/samba/wins.dat 
isn't fully populated or has incorrect info. You can try to stop Samba, 
delete that file and restart it and se how is being populated.

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