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Old 02-26-2004, 08:49 PM   #1
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Setting Samba //computername !! Driving me Nuts!

hello all,

I was wondering, how do you set the //computername?? I've read a few howtos and there doesn't seem to be anything on setting the computer name for samba. Right now I have a very simple setup where all users are able to access my linux box from my windows machines. The thing is the computer name samba uses isn't what I want it to be.

Basically I want to change the //computername that samba is using.

Any help would be really really appreciated!!!
Old 02-26-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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Look at /etc/samba/smb.conf

There should be a line such as: "netbios name = ......."
Change that and restart the Samba daemon.

killall smbd
killall nmbd
smbd -D
nmbd -D

Old 02-27-2004, 06:16 AM   #3
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Thank you so much! That fixed it perfectly!


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