samba not seen in Network Neighborhood

samba not seen in Network Neighborhood

Post by Darin Becket » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00

A newbie with common problem.....

I can ping either machine but I cannot access or see the linux(RH 5.0)
server from
Win 95 machine (I don't know how or if I can 'see' the win 95 machine from
Linux).  I am new to Linux and Networking and I'm a bit stuck.  I get this
message when i log onto windows: "No domain server was available to
validate your password.  You may not be able to gain access to some network

smbstaus output reads:

samba       version  1.9.17p4
service    uid   gid   pid    machine    

no locked files

I have not been able to set the domain up and the machine is

/etc/hosts output reads:                         localhost.localdomain         *Linux box*            *win 95*

I can telnet to the IP address but not the domain

smbclient //harry/root -U root output reads:

added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
unknown socket option tcp_nodelay
server time 'etc'
timezone 'etc'
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[UNIX] Server=[Samba 1.9.17p4]

My guess, for what it's worth, is that the Domain/DNS need(s) to be set up

Any ideas?




1. Samba problems: Samba not in Network Neighborhood

I have (the latest) Samba installed and have two problems that I can't
seem to solve.

First, my setup: Machine 1 is linux/samba machine.  Machine 2 is Win
95 and Machine 3 is WfWG 3.11 with TCP/IP.  They connect with
ethernet.  All machines can ping each other and the other TCP stuff
works fine.

Machines 2 and 3 can mount each other's drives and printers fine.
Machine 2 can mount the Samba shares but only after I run the "Find
Computer" tool.  It doesn't appear in the Network Neighborhood with
the other machines.

I used smbclient to verify that Machine 1 can mount look at the shares
on all three machines and the Workgroup name is the same.

I was able to drag a shortcut into network neightborhood but that's
not the same as actually being there.

A possibly related problem is machine 3, the Win 3.11 one, cannot see
the samba shares at all.  The server doesn't appear.

Is there some Samba option that I don't have enabled?  With the Win 95
machine it's only annoying not having it in the Neighborhood but it is
entirely unusable from machine 3.  This I really need to fix.

BTW: One further problem I haven't looked at too closely: All the
mounted shares are done as "pcguest" and not as the username logged in
to win 95.  I have the same username/password on both machines.  Is
there a Win 95 option somewhere I need to change?

thanks, jv

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