[Samba] FW: 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 07:14:36 MST 2010

Takahashi, thanks for your response.

No antivirus software is installed, firewall disabled completely.
I might have to go the sniffer route.  But this is XP and Samba, both old products.  I can't imagine that I'd be the first one to have such a ridiculous problem trying to get XP to be able to browse a Samba box.  This is fresh WinXP right out of the box (with SP3) having this problem, nothing else is installed.  I've got about the simplest network configuration in the world.

VERY frustrating.


-----Original Message-----
From: TAKAHASHI Motonobu [mailto:monyo at monyo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 4:39 PM
To: Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC
Cc: tms3 at tms3.com; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Need Help Getting Windows XP To Use Samba Properly

2010/12/29 Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC
<robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil>:
> 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.

Windows XP should work well as a browsing client.

Most of problems around browsing are recently cause by firewall or
anti-virus functions.

Do you disable your firewall or anti-virus which blocks incoming UDP
traffic (137/udp and

Or using sniffer as tms3 said below.

2010/12/29  <tms3 at tms3.com>:
> Start sniffing the machine as you do a "Network Neighborhood" search.  You
> might also check and see just where and how lookups are being done for
> NETBios from an XP box command terminal
> nbtstat -r
> which will tell you how lookups are being done.  Might lead you to a
> culprit.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at samba.gr.jp>

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