[Samba] Please review my smb.conf

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Sat Jan 2 22:36:17 UTC 2016

On 02/01/16 03:27 PM, Rowland penny wrote:
> On 02/01/16 20:18, DavidA wrote:
>> Hi Rowland
>> Thanks for your review. I will check all the points you raise, but 
>> one I do not understand is:
>> "do all machines have the same dns domain name?"
>> What is the dns domain name in the context of a NetBios workgroup?  
>> The only dns I am aware of is the one provided by my ISP, and that 
>> won't be relevant I think.
>> Best regards
>> David
> You can set the dns domain name on a windows PC, You no doubt have set 
> the domain name on the Samba server (just a thought, you have given 
> the Samba server a fixed ipaddress, hostname and domain name, haven't 
> you ?). If your windows PCs have a different or no domain name, this 
> could be a problem.
> Rowland
The Windows machines are all Home editions of Windows so they don't have 
a domain name. They have a workgroup name but Microsoft have been 
pushing home groups lately so it's possible that the problem is that two 
of your machines have joined a home group.

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