I have had a look at the various threads on this. I also used the Samba troubleshooting guide. But have not been able to pull together the solution.
nbstat from my W2K box to Linux box finds the linux nox OK. But nmblookup -A <ip-addr> and nmblookup <netbios-name> do not find the W2K box. The trouble is the troubleshooting guide does not tell you what to do in this case. It assumes I have some knowledge I don't actually possess.
I copied a really simple smb.conf from this thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=42235
then modified that to suit my various settings. I have the feeling this is not the problem. I have checked my iptables to make sure the various ports for SMB are not blocked and the icmp stuff is allowed.
I checked the log for mnbd and got this:-
Samba name server LINUXBOX is now a local master browser for workgroup WORKGROUP on subnet 10.0.0.1
[2003/06/23 12:30:40, 0] nmbd/nmbd_browsesync.c:find_domain_master_name_query_fail(359)
Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name WORKGROUP<1b> for the workgroup WORKGROUP.
Unable to sync browse lists in this workgroup.
And checked the samba log for the W2K box and got:-
][2003/06/23 11:39:45, 0] smbd/password.c:authorise_login(872)
authorise_login: rejected invalid user nobody
So I have a lot of debug info but cannot find out what to do with it? I am sure someone will have a simple answer.