[Samba] Need Help Getting Windows XP To Use Samba Properly
Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC
robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil
Wed Dec 29 07:13:24 MST 2010
Thanks for responding, Brian, it is greatly appreciated.
To answer your questions:
Samba 3.4.2 is running on Solaris 8.
WINS support is enabled in Samba.
We are using a simple workgroup, not a domain structure.
One single XP workstation, one single Solaris/Samba server.
We are not using DNS, we are using the hosts file in XP.
From: Brian McGrew [mailto:brian at visionpro.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:31 PM
To: Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC
Subject: Re: [Samba] Need Help Getting Windows XP To Use Samba Properly
So, since I don't have the whole thread here, this question may be
redundant, but are you running WINS? Do you have a Windows DC or just a
Samba DC? What version of Samba and Solaris, on what hardware? What is the
network and DNS topology?
On 12/28/10 2:25 PM, "Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC"
<robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil> wrote:
> Excellent information, thank you.
> Unfortunately, none of it solved my problem.
> I see a lot of "The specified network name is no longer available" error
> messages all over the internet from Linux users, and none of the very few
> solutions I have come across have worked for me.
> Anybody else able to chime in and take a guess as why my XP box is having a
> problem talking to my Solaris/Samba box? Again, Win2K has no problems talking
> to the Samba box - it's just XP.
> Refresh: This error happens when you try to browse using "My Network Places"
> in the desktop. Mapping works fine, access works fine. Browsing is what
> fails in XP. I need this to work or I'm looking at a huge and expensive
> documentation change effort that few would understand.
> Still desperate for help on this. This problem happens with WinXP right out
> of the box, we have nothing weird installed.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Smith [mailto:smb_77 at chrissmith.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:45 PM
> To: Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC
> Cc: John Drescher; samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Need Help Getting Windows XP To Use Samba Properly
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM, Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520
> SMXS/MXDEC <robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil> wrote:
>> Other details: I do not use a DNS server, I use the hosts file in XP.
> Yes, but NetBIOS desires the lmhosts file. See my ancient (but still
> valid) scribblings here:
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