[K12OSN] can't access samba shares from winxp

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Sun Oct 17 18:46:29 UTC 2004

On Sun, 17 Oct 2004, [ISO-8859-1] "Terrell Prudé, Jr." wrote:

> Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
> >Dear Folks,
> >	what do I need to do to have full access to samba shares from a
> >winxp computer? The win98 and win2k boxes have no problem finding the
> >shares by names set up in smb.conf, like, say "\\private\home". The winxp
> >pro can find the samba servers only by address and finds only the publicly
> >accessible stuff - nothing with user level authentication. This is the
> >case for both K12LTSP 3.1.2 and 4.1.0. It is rather annoying to users and
> >they annoy me in turn, unfortunately I am really hoplessly lost when it
> >comes to M$ setups. Thanks, julius
> >
> >
> Hello Julius,
> I was in a smaller-scale version of the same situation about a year
> ago.  The whole shop runs XP on the desktop, but GNU/Linux and Samba 3.0
> on the server.  What it sounds like is a WINS issue.  Are your XP boxes
> pointing to the same NBNS as the Samba box?  They need to be, otherwise
> things'll break.
> If that checks out, though, then you might be looking at a stale WINS
> cache on the Samba server.  This assumes that your NBNS is Samba.  Stop
> nmbd, head over to the /var/lib/samba directory and delete wins.dat.
> Restart nmbd.  This helped me out of a jam just last week with a new
> server install; "server01" was resolving to, the original
> IP address of the server, but I had changed it to something else.
	the depth of my ignorance is such that I don't even know what NBNS
is. The only samba servers I run are K12LTSP boxes and an HP-UX server. I
did notice that I don't have wins.dat file anywhere, I don't even have
/var/lib/samba directory.
	Thanks, julius

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