[Samba] how to see samba servers in win 7 network

Lanny Baron lbaron at servaris.com
Sun Nov 22 15:31:24 UTC 2015

There is no AD server. Just a few freebsd/ubuntu servers. The PDC server 
has security = user and the other member servers have security = domain

There are no windows servers in this small network. Only windows and 
ubuntu clients. The ubuntu clients can see all the samba servers. Only 
windows clients can't

Lanny Baron
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On 11/22/2015 10:23 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 22/11/15 15:10, Lanny Baron wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Have a few samba servers in a small network. The only way any windows 
>> client can see shares is to use \\servername
>> From the samba pdc, running smbclient -L pdc-server -N shows list of 
>> servers. So its not an issue of the samba server being able to 
>> resolve other member servers.
>> Opening Network only shows the local computer (itself). I have 
>> searched around and find any fix for this.
>> Thanks.
> If your shares are on a Samba AD DC, then They will not be visible by 
> network browsing, this is because the 'nbt' part of the 'samba' binary 
> does not contain the required code and you cannot use the 'nmbd' 
> binary on a DC.
> Rowland

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