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Old 01-18-2003
A simple Samba problem, please help


I have successfully setup my Samba server on my Sun Solaris 8 Sparc machine. My Win2000 workstation is able to see the unix worstation and its shared directory from Network Neighborhood.

However, the Unix workstation appears as Ip address instead of Hostname on my network neighborhood explorer. How should I make it such that I see the Unix workstation's hostname in my Network Neighborhood? I did search through the availabe parameters in my smb.conf already.

Please help.
Thank you.Smilie
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Old 01-18-2003
you want to enable samba to act as a WINS server, and also in your smb.conf make sure you specified the netbios name , set it as such in the [global] section:
netbios name = whatever you want.

on second though, thats all you ahve to do , you dont have to enable act as WINS server.
# 3  
Old 01-18-2003
Ok. Thank You.
# 4  
Old 01-19-2003
How'd it go champion? Did it work?
# 5  
Old 01-19-2003
No, it doesn't work.

The unix workstation still shows itself as IP address instead of Hostname. Why?

Below is the full content of my smb.conf. Please help. Thanks

netbios name = champiom
comment = Champion Unix Workstation
server string = champion with samba 2.2.2
security = user
hosts allow = localhost,
hosts deny = all
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /usr/local/samba/private/smbpasswd
os level = 64
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
local master = yes
domain logons = yes
large readwrite = yes

path = /tmp
writeable = true
create mask = 0770
directory mask = 0770
# 6  
Old 01-19-2003
i might be missing something else, but sometimes windows dosnt update the netbios names of other hosts on the network for a while. at one time i had my mailserver aliased as pop.farragutmarine and smtp.farragutmarine to make it simpler for my family to set up their email with their email client, they would always go, "wait, why the same name in BOTH fields?" so i just added that, but, i took it away and kept it as just farragutmarine, however, when i went into network neighborhood the smtp. and pop. stayed for a week after. try refreshing networkN when your looking at it, also right click on its icon and view the properties. this might be the cause of your problem, but i might also be missing something. as far as i know, to change the name that windows sees is the netbios name in smb.conf, so please post back, also check out the samba website, maybe they have more info about this. anyway, hope i helped!

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