I am a software developer trying to help with a network issue (letting you know I don't know what I am doing). We are a very small shop.

We have a Samba network with a dozen or so Linux servers, and maybe 2 dozen users. Network discovery stopped working last week. Users cannot browse to network resources. Most users are Windows 7, I have an Ubuntu box and a Fedora box with the same issue.

I can connect by manually entering resource locations (by name). Windows users can as well, but have to manually connect by IP address.

There have been no intentional changes to the network. We did have a power interruption last week. We have rebooted the router, and the switches.

Can anyone give me some guidance? Thanks for any help you can offer.


We still have this issue. We have one Mac user - Network Discovery works for him.

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    If you ping a server, will it return an IP, or did it just say that it can't find it? – Magnus Jul 3 '17 at 15:14
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    Sounds like the issue is on the router then. What kind of router is it? Something like Cisco, or more like the SOHO variety? – Magnus Jul 3 '17 at 15:19
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    Hmm.. from what i gather, an AOS unit can't act as a dns, only as a dns proxy. So it seems that the dns server is elsewhere... – Magnus Jul 3 '17 at 15:35
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    Yeah, you need to check on the AOS – Magnus Jul 3 '17 at 15:58
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    No worries, glad i could help – Magnus Jul 3 '17 at 16:14

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