[Samba] Windows can see Ubuntu netbios names but not access or even ping

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Tue Dec 9 21:09:38 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 03:21:37PM +0100, Otto Krüse wrote:
> Here's the funny thing: when my I browse the local network on my
> windows machine I can see the server (called ubuntuserver1). So
> somehow my windows pc can resolve the name. But when I try to access
> it (by double clicking) windows complains it cannot find the name.
> Also ping ubuntuserver1 does not work.

The fact that "ubuntuserver1" shows up in the list of
machines in your workgroup does not mean that you can "see"
it yourself. It means that your local master browser somehow
got wind of it.

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