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Old 4th January 2010, 07:55 PM
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Samba problem,,,Can't see share (names).

Hi

My small net has two macs and two dual boot Win/Fedora(12) machines.

Today I tried to setup samba on one of the Fedora boxen ( bigbox)

It sorta works...Other machines can mount my shares and I can
mount other machines ( Macs) shares, but only because I know
their names.

On the bigbox machine with the fresh samba install both
"findsmb" and "smbtree" *only* display the info for bigbox.

On the other fedora machine (no smbd or nmbd) findsmb and smbtree show the shares
on the macs and *NOT* the shares on bigbox.

Both of the macs show the shares on the macs but *NOT* the shares on bigbox.

However I can mount the shares from bigbox on the macs because I know the names
of the shares. ( and conversely I can mount the shares on the mac machines 'coz I
know the names.

So...It appears that bigbox info is *not* visible to other machines and other machines
don't see bigbox info. ( But mounting shares work fine.)

Is there some configuration parameter in bigbox's samba config file that needs to
be set in order to make share names visible to other clients?

Why does the other fedora machine see the mac shares but not bigbox?

Firewalls are all off.. smbd and nmbd are running on bigbox...

Help

Jerry
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Old 4th January 2010, 09:35 PM
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Regardless of whether it's proper of not I always add the ip addresses and hostnames of all the networked boxes to /etc/hosts. Seems to work wonders, until one of the ip addresses changes.
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Old 4th January 2010, 09:53 PM
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Probem solved....

Arrrgh...

I noticed the nmblookup was using the machine IP for a broadcast address!

I checked the network configuration and found that I had specified 255.255.255.255
as the netmask instead of 255.255.255.0.

When I fixed the error, everything sprang back to life

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Might be worth checking my setup at home then.
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