windows 2000 machines cant see samba

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Sun Nov 2 20:49:38 EST 2003

I just tried refreshing the window when in the 'my network places' but 
that didn't work...tried directly contacting the machine still 
nothing. though when I run nbtstat to see what names it has with the 
-r it doesn't give any but says that 1 was resolved by the wins server 
and 1 was resolved by broadcast.
I even took down my wins server but that didn't do anything either...
Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 08:15:38PM -0500, Rejean Proulx wrote:
> I found that with Win2k I had to hit refresh several times after selecting
> entire network.  You might try selecting run and typing \\machinename\
> sometimes it finds it even if it doesn't when selecting entire network.  I
> battle with this with my laptop all the time.  I find it works best if I
> just map a network drive.  It is a pain when you boot and it doesn't find
> it, but it really works better.
>  Rejean Proulx
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> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Alex Snow" <alex_snow at>
> To: <speakup at>
> Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 7:47 PM
> Subject: windows 2000 machines cant see samba
> > Hi all. I have two different versions of windows running on my networked
> > pc's. the older ones that cant handle anything newer are running win 98
> > se. These machines can see the shares I have on my linux box fine and I
> > can mount shares on them from linux. On the faster machines I have
> > win2k. This cant see the samba machines nor can the linux box see them.
> > Does anyone have any ideas why this happens? all the machines are
> > connected to the same lan.
> > I'm running samba 2.2.8 slackware 9.1.
> >
> > -- 
> > Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?
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Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?

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