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Samba - sharing files on NT/W95

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I have an NT box as a primary domain controller and 2 linux boxes running Redhat 6.1. The NT box runs a WINS server. I have setup the Linux boxes to use SAMBA, so I can share files between Linux and NT. My problem is that I can only get one of the Linux machines to come up in 'Network Neighbourhood'

Here is the smb.conf for the machine that does NOT appear in Network Neighbourhood. the other machine is similar

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# Global parameters
[global]
        workgroup = CISADMIN
        server string = Samba Server on linux test
        security = SHARE
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        dns proxy = No
        wins server = 200.1.1.251

[allrw]
        path = /
        username = root
        read only = No

[sybtest]
        path = /home/sybase
        username = sybase
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note: the NT domain is different to the Linux Workgroup

I can't see where the problem is. Do I need to setup anything on NT ? I can see the working machine in the WINS database, but not the other.

Thankyou kindly
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NT domain is not relevant to this workgroup thing.

No need to setup stuff on NT since SAMBA is to provide MS windows-style file sharing. The client/serverfor this type of sharing is part of window OS.

I'd try to do a 'find computer' on the NT box, use hostname, hostname.domainName, IP.  If found the RH6.1 box, then try to browse it. This way you can tell if it is just WINS problem or samba problem.

Check logs: check your nmb.log as well as client access log, such as /var/log/samba/log.myNTserver.

add the following directive to your smb.conf
domain controler = my NT domain

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by:odin0105
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Did you follow the instructions about "Smbpasswd" in the NTDomain.txt doc?

You need to register the Samba server on the NT Domain.
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by:tostos
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Thanks to jyu_88 and odin0105 for your 'm sorry I can only pay credit to only one of you.
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