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Re: Samba problem on FC7



On Fri, 2008-01-25 at 09:48 -0500, James Pifer wrote:
> I use Ghost for imaging some Windows test machines. I store the images
> on one of my Fedora machines and access them using NetBoot disk
> (www.netbootdisk.com) connecting to a samba share. I've done this for a
> long time, not a new process. 
> 
> Ever since I updated the machine to FC7 I can't connect to it from my
> NetBoot Disk anymore. Actually, it can't connect to either of the
> machines I updated to FC7. The old FC5 machine I have still works fine.
> Since I've never been able to figure it out, my work around has been
> connecting to the FC5 machine, which has the images mounted over NFS,
> and accessing that way. The FC5 machine is pretty slow. I'd like to get
> it working directly again.
> 
> If I try to use net use or net view to the FC7 machines I get the old
> "Error 53: The computer name specified in the network path cannot be
> located." 
> 
> **Nothing has changed with how I connect since it's in a script (batch
> file). 
> 
> **Windows PCs still seem to be able to connect fine.
> 
> **I've compared the share settings between the FC5 and FC7 machines and
> I can't find any differences except server name, share name, etc.
> 
> **FC5 samba version is 3.02315. FC7 is 3.02707
> 
> **both machines have iptables wide open. 
> 
> **I get no samba log on the FC7 machine for the IP address when I try to
> connect. Logically that would lead you to think it's a problem with
> NetBoot disk, but it's the same CD I've ALWAYS used. 
> 
> I think it has something to do with Samba not broadcasting itself, but
> again, I've compared all the settings to the FC5 machine and I can't
> find a difference. 
> 
> Anyone have any ideas?
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sounds like on the F7 system, you need settings in global section of
smb.conf something like...

wins support = no
wins server = ip_address_of_wins_server

Craig


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