[Samba] wins: no nmblookup on but

Plamen Petrov plamen at petrovi.no-ip.info
Tue Oct 16 03:58:54 MDT 2012

Hello, Rieker!

I was wondering what version of the linux kernel are you running?

I had a situation, where a bunch of Windows XP machines would not see  
their SAMBA server when looked up by Netbios name after I upgraded the  
linux kernel from 3.5.6 to 3.6.2. My solution was to revert back to  
the linux 3.5.x series, but now the 3.5.x series is officially dead [1].

If the SAMBA server was called by IP, a la "\\\" - the  
windows PCs would see the SAMBA server without problem.

The setup I have is somewhat specific, though, as the SAMBA server has  
3 NICs total, and routes traffic to the two subnets it feeds internet  
and SAMBA, among other services. The config file I use forces SAMBA to  
bind only to the 2 site local network interfaces, if that plays a role.

Because mine is a production setup, I couldn't play with it and look  
for where the problem is. So I just switched back to the known good  
kernel and called it a day.

My SAMBA version is 3.6.8.

[1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1375014

P.S. Please, CC me as I'm not subscribed to the list.
Plamen Petrov

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