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Old 05-31-2004, 11:27 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2003
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Unhappy Samba 2.2 Im having problems to see win98 workgroup

Hi, i ve got a Mandrake 9.2 (PIII 512 Mb Ram) as gateway of a little workgroup formed by win98se terminals and one or two XP Pro pcs.

The problem is that sometimes some terminals can see the network neighbourhood right, and sometimes not, as well that sometimes i got troubles for printing via network.
The srange thing is that sometimes i can see all pcs from on terminal and someone i cant. Sometimes i can see the network from a pc and not from other, and maybe then i can from the one i was not able to it. Im getting really crazy!!! as you can see.

I might have something wrong with samba configuration, wich i use to backup data of each pc on the gateway on their home dirs. Im using Samba version 2.2..... and here is my main config smb.conf:

# Global parameters
workgroup =
netbios name = SEVIDOR LINUX
encrypt passwords = yes
update encrypted = no
preferred master = No
local master = yes
domain master = no
load printer = no
guest account = nobody
invalid users = root
valid users = mariel, sergio, romina, cecilia, adrian, juan, fabian
interfaces =
security = user
wins support = yes
name resolve order = wins host lmhost bcast
#os level = 34
dns proxy = no
preserve case = yes
short preserve case = yes
unix password sync = yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *Enter\sUNIX\spassword:*\
%n\n *Retype\snew\sUNIX\spassword:*%n\n.
max log size = 1000
time server = no
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775


comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writable = yes
read only = no
create musk = 0700
ftp = /home/ftp/pub
public = yes
printable = no
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

path = /tmp
read only = No
guest ok = Yes
browseable = yes
writable = yes
public = yes
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

Can anyone help me with this strange malcfunctioning????


Old 05-31-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: USA, Missouri
Distribution: mandriva , Kubuntu, MEPIS
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set 'preferred master = yes', bump up your 'os level = 34' to a higher number. It sounds like the windoz boxen may be winning browser elections.

As I understand it, every few minutes all the machines on your workgroup will hold an election, to decide who the big kahuna is going to be on the workgroup. you need to stack the deck to make sure your linux server wins every time



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