[Samba] Netbios Browsing with 4.1.7 - Can I get some clarification on how to use "internal nbt server" (or if I am even able to)

JD Daniels jd at internetguys.ca
Sun May 4 11:57:31 MDT 2014

Thank you for the clarification.

Both the Google overlords and the duck keep finding samba 3.x resources 
- it can get quite confusing :)

I was concerned I had to add nbt server stuff to my samba init.d script 
and was just missing the documentation on how to do so.

JD Daniels

On 5/4/2014 10:35 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 04/05/14 16:43, JD Daniels wrote:
>> I have been searching around - I cant seem to figure out if netbios 
>> browsing is supposed to work or not.
>> # /usr/sbin/nmbd -F -S
>> nmbd version 4.1.7 started.
>> Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2013
>> server role = 'active directory domain controller' not compatible 
>> with running nmbd standalone.
>> You should start 'samba' instead, and it will control starting the 
>> internal nbt server
>> How do I determine if the nbt server is running? (I cannot see my 
>> samba 4.1.7 AD server with netbios browsing)
>> Some resources I found in my searching say this simply does not work
> The resources you found are correct, there is no network browsing with 
> a samba 4 AD DC server, but you can connect to a share via 
> \\servername\sharename.
> Rowland

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