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Old 02-22-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Samba config trouble DNS ?? Help

I have samba configured and running on my Linux box. However on Windows 2000 I can see Samba server network call "workgroup" but when I click on it I get The network path was not found. Error.

Here is the result of running NET VIEW:

C:\>net view
Server Name Remark

The command completed successfully.

C:\>net view \\ MYREDHAT
System error 53 has occurred.

The network path was not found.

I don't know if this is related, but I can ping Windows pc from Linux using both ip address and name . I can ping the linux pc by IP address but not by name. This sounds like DNS problem.

Can anyone help?
Old 02-23-2004, 12:58 AM   #2
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Try this :
in Windows, type ipconfig /all to get the WINS server IP of ur network.

Then, in the /etc/smb.conf, add this line :

wins server = (ur WINS server IP)

Double check the configuration file again.


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