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  1. Can't see network resources with samba + windows

    my network is so configured: 1 pc with linux (slackware 9.0), 1 with
    windows 98 and 1 with windows xp.

    I'm configuring samba like file server on the linux box. In the first
    times all was working perfectly, but now I can't browse network
    resouces from windows machines. If I search with "find computer" I can
    find other boxes (the linux and the windows one) without problems and
    I can access the shares without problems. From the linux box I can see
    (and mount) all the machines and shares (using smbtree).

    But I cannot see network neighbourhood from windows.

    On the first time this feature was working, and I can't understand
    what "broke" this thing.

    Now I tried to update samba to 3.0.0 (before was 2.2.8a) and nothing
    changed.

    I have done all the configuration using Swat, but I check and re-check
    all the options many times, and all seems regular ..

    Tnx all for the help.

  2. Re: Can't see network resources with samba + windows


    "Barix" wrote in message
    news:3c686441.0310120843.4cb0524b@posting.google.c om...
    > my network is so configured: 1 pc with linux (slackware 9.0), 1 with
    > windows 98 and 1 with windows xp.
    >
    > I'm configuring samba like file server on the linux box. In the first
    > times all was working perfectly, but now I can't browse network
    > resouces from windows machines. If I search with "find computer" I can
    > find other boxes (the linux and the windows one) without problems and
    > I can access the shares without problems. From the linux box I can see
    > (and mount) all the machines and shares (using smbtree).
    >
    > But I cannot see network neighbourhood from windows.
    >
    > On the first time this feature was working, and I can't understand
    > what "broke" this thing.
    >
    > Now I tried to update samba to 3.0.0 (before was 2.2.8a) and nothing
    > changed.
    >
    > I have done all the configuration using Swat, but I check and re-check
    > all the options many times, and all seems regular ..
    >
    > Tnx all for the help.


    This sounds like a browse list problem. Set the os level on the Samba server
    higher (os level = 65) and restart the Samba server. You might have to wait
    a few minutes for the computers to register themselves. If this doesn't
    help, can you post your smb.conf file.



  3. Re: Can't see network resources with samba + windows

    i forced os level = 65 and changing preferred master option, with no
    results.

    I added also a win 98 laptop and when the samba server is disconnected
    I can other boxes in the neighborhood without problems.

    Do the problem can be in the windows boxes elsewhere?

    This is my (huge) smb.conf file

    # Samba config file created using SWAT
    # from 192.168.1.70 (192.168.1.70)
    # Date: 2003/10/13 10:20:12

    # Global parameters
    [global]
    dos charset = CP850
    unix charset = UTF-8
    display charset = LOCALE
    workgroup = WORKGROUP
    afs username map =
    netbios name = SERVEROZZO
    netbios aliases =
    netbios scope =
    server string = Amministrazioni Barisone
    interfaces =
    bind interfaces only = No
    security = USER
    auth methods =
    encrypt passwords = Yes
    update encrypted = No
    client schannel = Auto
    server schannel = Auto
    allow trusted domains = Yes
    hosts equiv =
    min passwd length = 5
    map to guest = Never
    null passwords = No
    obey pam restrictions = No
    password server = *
    smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd
    private dir = /etc/samba/private
    passdb backend = smbpasswd
    algorithmic rid base = 1000
    root directory =
    guest account = guest
    pam password change = No
    passwd program =
    passwd chat = *new*password* %n\n *new*password* %n\n *changed*
    passwd chat debug = No
    username map =
    password level = 0
    username level = 0
    unix password sync = No
    restrict anonymous = 0
    lanman auth = Yes
    ntlm auth = Yes
    client NTLMv2 auth = No
    client lanman auth = Yes
    client plaintext auth = Yes
    preload modules =
    log level = 0
    syslog = 1
    syslog only = No
    log file = /var/log/samba.%m
    max log size = 50
    timestamp logs = Yes
    debug hires timestamp = No
    debug pid = No
    debug uid = No
    smb ports = 445 139
    protocol = NT1
    large readwrite = Yes
    max protocol = NT1
    min protocol = CORE
    unicode = Yes
    read bmpx = No
    read raw = Yes
    write raw = Yes
    disable netbios = No
    acl compatibility =
    nt pipe support = Yes
    nt status support = Yes
    announce version = 4.9
    announce as = NT
    max mux = 50
    max xmit = 16644
    name resolve order = lmhosts wins host bcast
    max ttl = 259200
    max wins ttl = 518400
    min wins ttl = 21600
    time server = No
    unix extensions = Yes
    use spnego = Yes
    client signing = auto
    server signing = No
    client use spnego = Yes
    change notify timeout = 60
    deadtime = 0
    getwd cache = Yes
    keepalive = 300
    kernel change notify = Yes
    lpq cache time = 10
    max smbd processes = 0
    paranoid server security = Yes
    max disk size = 0
    max open files = 10000
    read size = 16384
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY
    use mmap = Yes
    hostname lookups = No
    name cache timeout = 660
    load printers = No
    printcap name = /etc/printcap
    disable spoolss = No
    enumports command =
    addprinter command =
    deleteprinter command =
    show add printer wizard = Yes
    os2 driver map =
    mangling method = hash2
    mangle prefix = 1
    mangled stack = 50
    stat cache = Yes
    machine password timeout = 604800
    add user script =
    delete user script =
    add group script =
    delete group script =
    add user to group script =
    delete user from group script =
    set primary group script =
    add machine script =
    shutdown script =
    abort shutdown script =
    logon script =
    logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
    logon drive =
    logon home = \\%N\%U
    domain logons = No
    os level = 65
    lm announce = Auto
    lm interval = 60
    preferred master = Auto
    local master = Yes
    domain master = Auto
    browse list = Yes
    enhanced browsing = Yes
    dns proxy = Yes
    wins proxy = No
    wins server =
    wins support = No
    wins hook =
    wins partners =
    kernel oplocks = Yes
    lock spin count = 3
    lock spin time = 10
    oplock break wait time = 0
    ldap suffix =
    ldap machine suffix =
    ldap user suffix =
    ldap group suffix =
    ldap idmap suffix =
    ldap filter = (uid=%u)
    ldap admin dn =
    ldap ssl = no
    ldap passwd sync = no
    ldap delete dn = No
    add share command =
    change share command =
    delete share command =
    config file =
    preload =
    lock directory = /var/cache/samba
    pid directory = /var/run/samba
    utmp directory =
    wtmp directory =
    utmp = No
    default service =
    message command =
    dfree command =
    get quota command =
    set quota command =
    remote announce =
    remote browse sync =
    socket address = 0.0.0.0
    homedir map = auto.home
    time offset = 0
    NIS homedir = No
    source environment =
    panic action =
    hide local users = No
    host msdfs = No
    enable rid algorithm = Yes
    idmap backend =
    idmap uid =
    idmap gid =
    template primary group = nobody
    template homedir = /home/%D/%U
    template shell = /bin/false
    winbind separator = \
    winbind cache time = 300
    winbind enable local accounts = Yes
    winbind enum users = Yes
    winbind enum groups = Yes
    winbind use default domain = No
    winbind trusted domains only = No
    comment =
    path =
    username =
    invalid users =
    valid users =
    admin users =
    read list =
    write list =
    printer admin =
    force user =
    force group =
    read only = Yes
    create mask = 0744
    force create mode = 00
    security mask = 0777
    force security mode = 00
    directory mask = 0755
    force directory mode = 00
    directory security mask = 0777
    force directory security mode = 00
    inherit permissions = No
    inherit acls = No
    guest only = No
    guest ok = No
    only user = No
    hosts allow = 192.168.1., 127.
    hosts deny =
    nt acl support = Yes
    profile acls = No
    map acl inherit = No
    afs share = No
    block size = 1024
    max connections = 0
    min print space = 0
    strict allocate = No
    strict sync = No
    sync always = No
    use sendfile = No
    write cache size = 0
    max reported print jobs = 0
    max print jobs = 1000
    printable = No
    printing = bsd
    print command = lpr -r -P'%p' %s
    lpq command = lpq -P'%p'
    lprm command = lprm -P'%p' %j
    lppause command =
    lpresume command =
    queuepause command =
    queueresume command =
    printer name =
    use client driver = No
    default devmode = No
    default case = lower
    case sensitive = No
    preserve case = Yes
    short preserve case = Yes
    mangle case = No
    mangling char = ~
    hide dot files = Yes
    hide special files = No
    hide unreadable = No
    hide unwriteable files = No
    delete veto files = No
    veto files =
    hide files =
    veto oplock files =
    map system = No
    map hidden = No
    map archive = Yes
    mangled names = Yes
    mangled map =
    browseable = Yes
    blocking locks = Yes
    csc policy = manual
    fake oplocks = No
    locking = Yes
    oplocks = Yes
    level2 oplocks = Yes
    oplock contention limit = 2
    posix locking = Yes
    strict locking = Yes
    share modes = Yes
    copy =
    include =
    exec =
    preexec close = No
    postexec =
    root preexec =
    root preexec close = No
    root postexec =
    available = Yes
    volume =
    fstype = NTFS
    set directory = No
    wide links = Yes
    follow symlinks = Yes
    dont descend =
    magic script =
    magic output =
    delete readonly = No
    dos filemode = No
    dos filetimes = No
    dos filetime resolution = No
    fake directory create times = No
    vfs objects =
    msdfs root = No
    msdfs proxy =

    [Foto]
    comment = Tutte_le_foto
    path = /mnt/share/photos
    read only = No
    guest ok = Yes

    [Tools]
    comment = Programmi_utili
    path = /mnt/share/tools
    read only = No

    [Altro]
    comment = Altra_roba
    path = /mnt/share/other
    read only = No

    [Posta]
    comment = Outlook_e_posta_elettronica
    path = /mnt/share/mail
    read only = No

    [Docs]
    comment = Documenti
    path = /mnt/share/docs
    read only = No
    guest ok = Yes

    [temp]
    comment = Temp
    path = /tmp
    read only = No

  4. Re: Can't see network resources with samba + windows


    "Barix" wrote in message
    news:3c686441.0310130124.515af67a@posting.google.c om...
    > i forced os level = 65 and changing preferred master option, with no
    > results.
    >
    > I added also a win 98 laptop and when the samba server is disconnected
    > I can other boxes in the neighborhood without problems.
    >
    > Do the problem can be in the windows boxes elsewhere?
    >


    I think the problem is with your guest account. I used your smb.conf file on
    my test system and it wouldn't let me browse either. I used swat to change
    the guest account to the default (nobody) and the network neighborhood
    started to work.

    I guess that makes sense. When you click on the network neighborhood, your
    computer hasn't authenticated with anything yet. It uses the guest account
    to view the network neighborhood. When you click on a share, authentication
    takes place before you are allowed to view the share.

    You will have to check to see what the guest account is for slackware 9.0.

    > This is my (huge) smb.conf file
    >
    > # Samba config file created using SWAT
    > # from 192.168.1.70 (192.168.1.70)
    > # Date: 2003/10/13 10:20:12
    >
    > # Global parameters
    > [global]


    here is the short version:

    [global]
    netbios name = SERVEROZZO
    server string = Amministrazioni Barisone
    log file = /var/log/samba.%m
    max log size = 50
    smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd
    private dir = /etc/samba/private
    load printers = No

    [snip]

    >
    > [Foto]
    > comment = Tutte_le_foto
    > path = /mnt/share/photos
    > read only = No
    > guest ok = Yes
    >
    > [Tools]
    > comment = Programmi_utili
    > path = /mnt/share/tools
    > read only = No
    >
    > [Altro]
    > comment = Altra_roba
    > path = /mnt/share/other
    > read only = No
    >
    > [Posta]
    > comment = Outlook_e_posta_elettronica
    > path = /mnt/share/mail
    > read only = No
    >
    > [Docs]
    > comment = Documenti
    > path = /mnt/share/docs
    > read only = No
    > guest ok = Yes
    >
    > [temp]
    > comment = Temp
    > path = /tmp
    > read only = No




  5. Re: Can't see network resources with samba + windows

    >
    > I think the problem is with your guest account. I used your smb.conf file on
    > my test system and it wouldn't let me browse either. I used swat to change
    > the guest account to the default (nobody) and the network neighborhood
    > started to work.
    >
    > I guess that makes sense. When you click on the network neighborhood, your
    > computer hasn't authenticated with anything yet. It uses the guest account
    > to view the network neighborhood. When you click on a share, authentication
    > takes place before you are allowed to view the share.
    >
    > You will have to check to see what the guest account is for slackware 9.0.
    >

    thank you, the problem was really the guest account, setting it to
    nobody now all is working properly

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