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[ale] Networking and Samba



Jeff,

     This is totally OK.  Samba (I'm not good enough with the software to
understand the reason why) doesn't do browsing unless you set your WINS
server to your Linux box.  I've never bothered setting up my Linux as a
master browser in this manner, but read the file BROWSE.txt that came with
your Samba documentation for more information about doing this.

Hope that helps,

Joshua Murrah, jmurrah at salug.org, http://www.salug.org/~jmurrah
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On Sun, 14 Sep 1997, Jeffery Tillotson wrote:

> I am building a small network for my house.  I was planning on using Red Hat
> Linux 4.2 with kernel 2.0.30 as a file/print server.  This network was going
> to give Win95 and Win 3.11 clients access to files and printers on the Linux
> machine.  I know Windows is a waste but I still have to do a lot of work on
> it.  TCP/IP and ethernet is running just fine (I am pretty sure anyway).  I
> can ping between both machines and telnet into the Linux machine.  
> Samba is what is giving me my problems.  I have smbd and nmbd running.  In
> fact I can use resources from the Linux box on one of my windows 95 machine,
> using the net use commands.  Here is the part I am unsure about.  Should I
> be able to browse the devices from the Linux machine with the Win95 network
> neighborhood?  The machine shows up in the list of systems but everytime I
> click on it to browse it tells me it can not find the name should it use
> dial-up networking to find it?
> I have read the Samba howto and couldn't find any help.  Also read some
> Weekend Mechanic articles from the Linux Gazette that were alot of help but
> not quite.  Is there anything I am missing?  Or is it okay not to be able to
> browse the Linux machine?  
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!  
> 
> 
> Jeffery Tillotson
>