[CentOS] Another samba problem

Sat Apr 19 13:40:36 UTC 2008
Craig White <craigwhite at azapple.com>

On Sat, 2008-04-19 at 13:55 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> My server is CentOS with samba 3.0.25b.  One client box runs Mandriva 2007.1 
> with samba 3.0.24.  I can see the client box from the server, but the client 
> box can't see the server.  It can see the laptop on the same lan, though.
> Any suggestions as to what I could check?  I know Craig said there had been 
> some significant changes in recent versions.  Are any of those changes likely 
> to have an impact on this?
are they on the same subnet?

it almost sounds like firewall rules are in the way.

Always check first from localhost and then from another machine...

from localhost...

smbclient -L localhost
smbclient -L NETBIOSNAME # which is the hostname unless you set
                         # different in smb.conf

then from another computer...

smbclient -L NETBIOSNAME

if localhost & IP_ADDRESS_OF_SYSTEM work but NETBIOSNAME doesn't work,
you've got a problem with name resolution.