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Old 03-25-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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samba on box not showing


ive got my home network on a router with the workgroup name 'THORNBUSH', but ive installed red hat 9, and set samba running, set THORNBUSH as the workgroup, added a user and set a dir to share.... why might it not be showing in the workgroup computers? does anything else need to be set?

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I'm not familiar with RH, does it restart the
daemons automagically when you change
configuration files?

Are smbd and nmbd running?

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yea they are running and you have to restart manually after a change..
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Workgroup computers? I assume they are running windows? What version? It might take awhile before network neighborhood updates. Also make sure that if you are running a firewall on the RH PC its not blocking smb ports i.e. 137, 138,139, 243 (or is it 245?).

On a windows PC open up a command prompt window and type in the command:
net view

You should see all the computers in the network configured for sharing. To see the shares on the RH box
net view \\<RH_netbios_name>

Replace RH_netbios_name with the actual host name or netbios name from the smb.conf file.

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