[Samba] Windows 7 can't see Pi Samba server
dandbnews2 at talktalk.net
Fri Dec 18 19:46:00 UTC 2015
I'm still struggling with this problem. Here is my situation:
I have two Windows 7 laptops, call them A and B, and a Raspberry Pi Samba
server on a home network, all with the same workgroup name. The Pi's name
A and B can see each other (their names appear under Network in Explorer on
Both A and B can access the Pi if I specify the IP Address in Explorer.
The Pi's name appears only in A (under Network).
On B, if I execute:
nbtstat -a RPHS
I get 'Host not found'.
(On A RPHS is resolved correctly).
I don't understand Windows networking well enough to debug this. Should I
be using NetBios? Should I be using WINS? If yes/no, how do I
I would greatly appreciate some help. I am close to pulling my hair out!
From: Rowland penny
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 9:59 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Windows 7 can't see Pi Samba server
On 13/12/15 09:36, DavidA wrote:
> Here's some more info about my problem:
> log.nmbd contains:
> Samba name server RPHS is now a local master browser for workgroup HOME
> on subnet 192.168.2.8
> [2015/12/12 20:48:19.709456, 0]
> Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name HOME<1b> for the workgroup
> Unable to sync browse lists in this workgroup.
> [2015/12/12 20:48:28.490472, 0]
> process_local_master_announce: Server BELSIE-PC at IP 192.168.2.5 is
> announcing itself as a local master browser for workgroup HOME and we
> think we are master. Forcing election.
> [2015/12/12 20:48:28.491628, 0]
> Samba name server RPHS has stopped being a local master browser for
> workgroup HOME on subnet 192.168.2.8
> RPHS is the rpi. BELSIE-PC is the pc which does not show the rpi.
> The Domain Master Browser seems to change frequently. Is this significant?
> Best regards
No, it isn't significant, the elections go on all the time.
As you can browse from one windows 7 client, but not from the other,
this tends to suggest that the Samba machine is working correctly. You
need to compare the two windows 7 machines, there must be a difference
between them, I am fairly sure that this is a windows problem.
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