[Samba] Need Help Getting Windows XP To Use Samba Properly

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Dec 29 10:33:13 MST 2010

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:22:46AM -0700, Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520 SMXS/MXDEC wrote:
> TMS3,
> Thanks for joining in, really appreciate it.
> I'm trying to keep it all straight, I'm relatively new to Samba (but learning quickly).
> What I now know:
> 1.  Sniffer on XP box reveals that XP does see the broadcasts from Samba. 
> 2.  The Microsoft support tool/command "Browstat status" shows that XP does recognize Samba as the server (if Computer Browser service disabled, otherwise XP may/may not elect itself as the master - unpredictable), but also shows that XP is unable to pull down the browse list form the Samba box.  

This is the key. Separate out the logs by incoming client name,
run smbd at debug level 10 and then look in the log.<xp client name>
to see if it's trying to fetch the browse list, and if so why
it goes wrong.


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