[Samba] Share working with IP not with hostname

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Wed Sep 12 10:20:59 MDT 2012

On 10/09/12 01:52 PM, Nitin Thakur wrote:
> hi guys
> I managed to setup the share. I am able to access the share with IP address, but as soon as I try to do it via hostname, I get a user name and password pop up, which always fail to authenticate. Any setting I am missing?
> Thanks
> nitin

I'm guessing you have a recent Windows client. Try the settings at 
(there's also a similar thing on the Samba.org site but I can't find it 
right now). However, I do remember that there are two registry keys that 
need to be set/changed with Windows 7. After that, everything works.

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