[Samba] Solaris 11 Server does not show up in Windows 7 Network List
Postmaster at Hotbray.net
Wed Jan 7 09:56:54 MST 2015
I have several years of experience running Samba on Solaris.
We only use Samba to permit data transfer between the Sun server and users
running PCs by means of transferring files.
We currently have a Sun V240 running Solaris 8 and samba with no problems.
We also have a Sun M3000 running Solaris 10 and Samba with no problems.
I am trying to configure a new Oracle T4-1 server to run Samba.
I am running Samba 3.6.24 on a new Oracle T4-1 Server which is running
Solaris 11.2 on a SPARC.
I have Samba installed and running. I can find network shares by using the
IP address of the Server, as in:
\\192.168.1.222\SDrive <file:///\\192.168.1.222\SDrive> #This works
But I cannot find the shares using the server name, as it:
\\SunT4\SDrive <file:///\\SunT4\SDrive> # This does not work.
If I add an entry in the Hosts file on the PC mapping the server name
(SunT4) to the IP address then I can find the share using the server name.
I do not want to use this as a fix because it will mean I cannot easily
add/remove shares on the PCs.
If I run up CMD (on a PC) and type NET VIEW I can see all the PCs and the
Sun M3000 and the Sun V240. The SunT4 does not show up.
To me this implies that I need to change something on the SunT4 server to
say "allow me to join the network" but I cannot figure out what.
The SunM3000 is the master browser.
I can ping left, right and centre (all machines can see one another).
I have tried all the obvious like checking the workgroup name (MSHOTBRAY)
The problem seems to be complicated by the fact that Solaris 11 is VERY
different from Solaris 10.
Solaris 11 has its own SMB/CIFS and you can only run either SMB or Samba. I
am definitely running Samba.
When searching for solutions I keep running into the problem that the Oracle
SMB is often referred to as "Samba" and hence any solutions simply do not
Anyone any ideas?
workgroup = MSHOTBRAY
server string = SunT4
netbios name = SunT4
security = share
passdb backend = tdbsam
name resolve order = host wins bcast
browseable = yes
os level = 100
dns proxy = no
comment = User Visible
path = /uvdrives/pdfs
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes
force create mode = 0777
force directory mode =0777
force security mode=0777
inherit permissions =yes
(etc for other shares)
More information about the samba