ot, network neighborhood under win 95osr2 and samba

Kerry Hoath kerry at gotss.net
Fri Nov 23 21:56:42 EST 2001

Make sure your samba server is using encrypted passwords.
Win95 OSR2 does not like to browse a server that is not running
lanman encryptian.
Make sure that the guest user is valid on the samba server; browsing is done as guest.
Make sure broadcast and netmask are configured correctly. If the machine has
multiple interfaces and you don't need samba over ppp or whatever that you set the
interfaces line to only browse on the ethernet.
Set your samba server up for wins i.e. wins support=yes
and set *EVERY* other machien to point at the wins server.
Wins minimizes broadcast trafic and optimizes netbios browsing.
You could try sending nmbd some usr1 singals to increase debug level and watch the nmbd log file
to see if the name queries from the windows box are beeing
seen by the samba server.

HOpe this helps.

Regards, Kerry.
On Fri, Nov 23, 2001 at 01:46:11PM -0600, Gregory Nowak wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got this weird problem, and wonder if anyone else had it, and if so, how did you fix it?
> The problem is as follows. I've got a win95osr2 machine with it's networking properly configured
> (I know it is properly configured because I've got the same configuration on 2 other win98 machines that work fine).
> The only protocal on this machine like on the 2 others is tcp/ip.
> When I go into network neighborhood on this win95 machine, no computers appear (not even the  the machine itself).
> If I try to look for my samba server machine with find computer, it isn't found.
> If I then go and install netbui on the client, it shows up, but I still don't see my samba server (since it only uses tcp/ip).
> Let me note that my network connection is fine. I can ping, telnet, access the net, ETC. 
> Does anyone know why I can't browse the network on this win95 client using tcp/ip?
> Thanks for any help in advance, and please ask if you need more details.
> Greg
> P.S. Before installling netbui, entire network is also not browseable. In addition, if I go to run, and type \\servername\share
> where servername is my samba server's name, and share is an accessiable share on that server, I get a diaoluge from windows explorrer saying that folder \\servername\share doesn't exist.
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