[Samba] Browsing Network Places
brian at visionpro.com
Fri Nov 12 20:44:00 MST 2010
Good evening all...
I know this question has probably come up a thousand times before but I
can¹t find my answer and I¹ve searched the net high and low, been through
the books I have and even took a trip through the Samba source code and I¹m
not finding my answers, so maybe someone more with Samba and Active
Directory knowledge than I can help!
I¹m running 3.5.6 on CentOS 5.5 and my configuration file is inline below.
The Samba server itself is working. From Windows, Mac or Linux (smbclient)
I can connect to the UNC just fine (\\server\share) and read/write with no
problems. But when I pop open Network Places I can¹t see the Samba server.
All the other Windows servers I have show up in Network Places including a
Netgear NAS and a printer that has a SMB share on it.
Some details about my network:
... I am not using WINS.
... NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.
... DNS is configured correctly and the fully (un)qualified server name can
... I can ping everything from anywhere in all directions.
... Adding disable wins and/or disable netbios to smb.conf does not make any
kind of a difference.
... Net ads join was successful, net ads testjoin work and all the wbinfo
commands work just fine.
... I¹m using Winbind of the Linux box to pick up AD users and uid¹s and
that¹s all working.
... I have a single AD 2008 domain controller.
... The domain passes dcdiag.
... I would prefer not to run a WINS server if I don¹t have to.
... Yes I know it can take a long time for the computer browser to update
You might see some strange stuff in my configuration file but the intended
use of this particular machine is to be one of many in a cluster; I just
haven¹t gotten that far yet. Remember, it¹s working, I just can¹t browse
it. So, any help that anyone can offer is greatly welcomed.
The quicker I can get this working, the better off I¹ll be!
workgroup = 8950HIX
netbios name = smbserver
server string = GPFS Samba Server %v
password server = *
realm = 8950HIX.COM
security = ADS
idmap uid = 20000-30000
idmap gid = 20000-30000
template shell = /bin/bash
template homedir = /gpfs/home/%D/%U
winbind use default domain = Yes
winbind offline logon = no
winbind nested groups = Yes
winbind nss info = rfc2307
encrypt passwords = yes
log level = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
idmap backend = tdb2
fileid:mapping = fsname
use mmap = no
vfs objects = gpfs, fileid
gpfs:sharemodes = No
force unknown acl user = Yes
nfs4: mode = special
nfs4: chown = yes
nfs4: acedup = merge
auth methods = guest, sam, winbind
max log size = 50
load printers = No
os level = 0
local master = No
domain master = No
preferred master = no
dns proxy = No
passdb backend = tdbsam
idmap backend = ad
comment = Home Directories
path = /gpfs/home/%D/%U
browseable = no
writable = yes
comment = GPFS Filesystem
path = /gpfs
browseable = yes
writable = yes
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