Quote:>Could this be a hardware
No, it sounds like the classic browsing problem that occurs in Microsoft
style networks, expecially if machines are rebooted frequently. One of the
systems on your network automatically designates itself as the "browse
master" and maintains a list of the servers on your network. That list is
what show's up in your network neighborhood. If the "browse master" is
rebooted for whatever reason, a new master browser gets selected but may not
have the complete list for a while.
Find Computer doesn't rely on the browse list - its sends a message to the
computer name you specify and waits for a response. As long as your client
can come up with an IP address to use (via WINS/NBNS, lmhosts file, or
broadcast) it will be able to see the specified computer.
If you disable the browse master function on most of your computers (via the
control panel (Win9x), registry (NT), or the smb.conf file (Samba) you will
probably see more consistent results.
> Hi all,
> My Network Neighborhood often displays all compters in my LAN correctly
> (3x W98, 1x Linux) but every now and then looses sight of some or all
> computers , while Find Computer in most cases is able to retrieve. The
> problem occured under W95 and reappeared after a fresh W98 installation.
> Sometimes I get Network Inaccessible errors. Could this be a hardware