[oclug] Samba 3.0 + Debian
bart-oclug at jukie.net
Fri Nov 28 09:37:17 EST 2003
* Michael Bazdell <flying-camel at rogers.com> [031128 01:44]:
> Weird... I apt-get installed samba, and when I use a program called
> LinNeighborhood, I can't browse the network... So I change it to -- as
> the workgroup thingy to look up, and then that can display the network.
> But if I mount something, it doesn't find the ip..
> I looked into the log and it seems to be a problem with a program called
> nmblookup. I STFW for help on the problem with this and can't find
> anything. It seems to happen when the -S is called.. It's supposed to
> ask the status of all the computers it finds, except it doesn't.
> Anybody know what's up with it?
Looks to me like the usage of nmblookup changed in samba 3.0.
You would be best to report this to LinNeighborhood developer(s).
From strace, I can tell LinNeighborhood executes:
nmblookup -M - -S -d1
Which I presume used to be valid wiht a previous version of samba, but
is no longer valid with samba 3.0.
I tried Edit/Preferences and set my workgroup to the actual workgroup at
my work. Now it executes:
nmblookup -M somanetworks -S -d1
Which works, and works for other wokrgroups too. It turns out that you
can type in any workgroup as long as one machine belongs to it and knows
of the other workgroups (like a samba server that acts as a master list
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