We have a linux server set up with a number of samba shares on our mixed windows/mac/linux network. The shares are accessible if we go to
\\192.168.x.x\share, however we can't access the server by it's netbios name (as set-up in the
smb.conf file). It's also not listed on the network, whereas all the other machines are -- including the other linux machines.
We're unable to see any difference in the config of the other machines compared to this particular one, other than that they are desktop Ubuntu machines and this is a "headless" CentOS server.
Here's the config file:
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP # correct workgroup name for the network netbios name = foobar # same as the hostname of the box security = share guest account = nobody local master = no # tried yes, no difference preferred master = no # tried yes, no difference ; wins support = yes ; dns proxy = yes # shares are assigned here...
The netbios name is set to the same value as the linux hostname for the box, but it's still not showing on the network whether we set the
netbios name in samba or not.
What else do I need to set so that the machine shows up on the network?