[Samba] rebuilt XP machine cannot see Samba server

Marco Ciampa ciampix at libero.it
Sun Apr 10 08:35:12 MDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 08, 2011 at 06:03:58PM -0700, rodneytoady wrote:
> OK. Solution found. For some reason I had to add the linux box name to my
> laptop's host file. Now it works. However, I'm sure that's not mentioned in
> the sambe connection instructions I've read, so it's probably to do with how
> I've configured my Windows network, not with Samba. Should I be using some
> kind of Windows LMHOSTS or something to allow it to find the samba server
> without editing my hosts file?

Enable the SAMBA wins service and add the wins server config in Windows
clients (statically or by dhcp).


Marco Ciampa

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