[Samba] samba-server, windows7-clients, server-hostname

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Fri Dec 30 09:37:00 MST 2011

Hallo, luxInteg,

Du meintest am 30.12.11:

> I have setup a computer to act as a  'samba-server'.  The machine has
> these:- --cpu: amd64
> --OS: cblfs linux
> --samba-3.6.0  compiled from sources in /usr/local/samba

> The clients are windows 7 clients.  They can  only see the server as
> its IP- address not a name/hostname.

> --------
> Are there entries to be made in smb.conf to enable the smbserver to
> be seen as its hostname/or-any-other-name rather than by its
> IPaddress?

On the clients:
What tells

        ping <IP-address>
        ping <Server-name>

        net view \\<IP-address>
        net view \\<Server-name>

If "net view \\<Server-name>" fails with "system error 53" then the  
problem is/may be related to the server's name server.

If even "ping <Server-name" fails then it's no samba problem but looks  
like a name server problem.

Viele Gruesse!

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