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SAMBA configuration - Machine name

I've read all the help available on SAMBA available from GNOME.

I've got an MSDOS (6.0) machine with MSCLIENT over TCP/IP running
on it, and a Fedora Core 2 machine, using static IP addresses.
Each machine can successfully ping the other. But when I try
to establish a share connection from the MSDOS machine to the
Linux machine, the MSDOS machine cannot find the Linux machine.

JMCCARTY AMD586 Q:\NET> net use * \\presario\tmp
[several second pause]
Error 53: The computer name specified in the network path cannot
be located.

I've used the GNOME tool to configure SAMBA, and verified that
the workgroup names used on the two machines are the same.
As root I edited /etc/samba/samba.cnf to include a

  netbios name = presario

line in it, hoping to set the machine name for the server,
because I cannot see any option in the GNOME tool to set the
machine name. I've run the syntax checker, and it doesn't
complain about the configuration file.

# uname -n

I can't use this name with MSCLIENT, since it only accepts up
to 8 characters, so I want to override the "machine name" Linux

In any case, even when I ask for MSCLIENT to scan the network
for servers, none appears...

JMCCARTY AMD586 Q:\NET> net view
[several second pause]
Error 6118: The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently

It appears that I haven't actually configured SAMBA in such a manner
that MSCLIENT can find any servers on the net. I have re-run the
GNOME SAMBA configurator several times, but still no luck.

(Yes, I've set up a user and some shares, but it appears that the
machine isn't even showing up on the network, let alone denying

Would someone please help me in configuring SAMBA?

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