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Old 03-07-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Want to refresh Samba shares automatically after Windows reboot

Hello all,

When I reboot a Windows PC on my network, the shares from Linux to that Windows PC (setup as mount points and networked via Samba as shares) do not work anymore; I need to first reboot Linux.

I suspect there is a solution for Samba/Linux (FC2) to refresh automatically to pick up the shares but cannot find the solution.

Could someone please assist me?

Kind regards
Old 03-08-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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sounds like a name resolution issue

You don't mention your distro, your version of samba, etc... so it's a little difficult other than a guess.

Enable WINS support on your samba server, see what happens.

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Old 03-08-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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Hello Jon,

Firstly, thank you for your assistance.

1) Windows 2000 Pro,
2) Windows XP Pro,
3) Linux Fedora Core 2;
Samba 3.0

As it stand WINS support is enabled.

When Windows is rebooted I can see the Linux shares from windows; it is the Windows shares that cannot be seen from Linux (it also seems as if some of Linux hangs).

Hope this info sheds some light.

Kind reagrds


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