[Samba] Samba server accessible but not browsable from network

Lorenzo Milesi maxxer at ufficyo.com
Mon Jul 29 01:58:59 MDT 2013

I recently moved a Samba v3.4.7 from being a PDC to a member of a Windows 2008 domain. 
Everything works fine, shares are visible and usable by users, but only by typing the server name, the server is NOT visible while browsing the network.

The only "issue" i noticed is the DNS update error when doing "net ads join" command. I then manually added the DNS entry in windows and now it's accessible via \\fileserver,  but still when browsing the domain network the pc is missing.

Another "strange" thing is that "smbtree" still shows "pieces" of the old domain, showing the old name as top level domain, but without any PC in it.
I never restarted the server after the configuration change, just restarted smbd and nmbd.

I attach below the current configuration.
What could be the problem? Should I restart the host?


# testparm -s
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[netlogon]"
Processing section "[profiles]"
Processing section "[profdata]"
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[print$]"
Processing section "[ufficio]"
Loaded services file OK.
'winbind separator = +' might cause problems with group membership.
        workgroup = COEL2008
        realm = COEL.LAN
        netbios name = FILESERVER
        server string = %h server (YetOpen)
        security = ADS
        password server = WServer2008.coel.lan
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        restrict anonymous = 2
        ntlm auth = No
        client NTLMv2 auth = Yes
        syslog = 3
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m
        max log size = 50
        idmap backend = rid:MSG=70000-1000000
        idmap uid = 70000-1000000
        idmap gid = 70000-1000000
        template homedir = /home/%U
        template shell = /bin/bash
        winbind separator = +
        winbind cache time = 10
        winbind enum users = Yes
        winbind enum groups = Yes
        winbind use default domain = Yes
        map acl inherit = Yes

Lorenzo Milesi - lorenzo.milesi at yetopen.it

YetOpen S.r.l. - http://www.yetopen.it/

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