[CentOS] Cannot see samba in win Neighborhood

Joseph L. Casale JCasale at activenetwerx.com
Sun Dec 20 16:08:19 UTC 2009

>It´s like samba is not being able to "talk" to the rest of the
>workgroup. (of course they are all in the same workgroup)
>I´m using "wins support = yes" and I´ve set the DHCP to set the clients to use the samba server as wins server.I´ve checked the win clients and they get the correct conf.

Unless you have pre w2k clients, disable Wins, Win2k uses DNS or Netbios res.
What you are experiencing is a lag in the population of the master browser, you
need patience. You could setup up dyn dns for the Samba server and win clients
as well...

You set local master = no, so what / who is the master browser? Do you have any
win servers?

Setup Sambas as per the example, then go away and grab a coffee... It takes ~15 mins...

More information about the CentOS mailing list