[Samba] Samba server visibility
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley at pcraft.com
Sat Jan 17 15:39:54 GMT 2009
I must be missing something somewhere. I can't get our Samba server
to show up when I look in Network Neighborhood under XP. If I type in
\\servername\path, it won't find it, however if I use the IP, it works fine.
Now, experience tells me that I'm having to type the IP because it's
not resolving the name. Well fine, I can fix that, however I don't
recall doing that in the past, at all. In fact, we just rebuild a
server, reinstalled Samba, recovered all the config files from backups,
and we can't see the server on the network. Samba's working fine, I can
get to the server by using it's IP, but resolving the name is a no-go.
Prior to rebuilding the machine, I didn't have to put the IP in, it
simply worked when I typed the server name in.
I've combed our DNS servers, I've checked the PeeCees, nothing tells
me that there's a pointer anywhere that resolves the (Samba) server
name. So, what am I missing here?
Samba version 3.2.7-0.25 on FC10.
workgroup = PUBGROUP
server string = LiF
security = share
hosts allow = 192.168.5. 127.
load printers = no
disable spoolss = yes
printcap name = /dev/null
printing = bsd
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 50
interfaces = 192.168.5.0/24
local master = no
wins support = no
dns proxy = no
smb ports = 139
comment = LiF Public FTP
browseable = yes
writable = yes
path = /mnt/lif/pubftp
guest ok = yes
public = yes
read only = no
force user = pubftp
force group = pubftp
create mask = 0777
directory mask = 0777
locking = no
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