Browse Samba server from XP
a.apprich at science-computing.de
Tue Mar 1 13:03:52 UTC 2005
Irving, Dave wrote:
> I've set up a Samba server on my new Fedora 3 install.
> I can connect to it directly from an XP box with no problems, but it does
> not show when I browse the network from an XP box.
> I've been looking thru the docs provided with the install and on the net,
> but cant find anything that's immediately obvious. Ive done a nbtstat on my
> XP box and used the workgroup name I found here as my Samba workgroup.
> If someone could point me in the right direction it'd be greatly
I might be wrong, but is this what you are looking for?
From man smb.conf
announce as (G)
This specifies what type of server nmbd(8) will announce itself as,
to a network neighborhood browse list. By default this is set to
Windows NT. The valid options are : "NT Server" (which can also be
written as "NT"), "NT Workstation", "Win95" or "WfW" meaning
Windows NT Server, Windows NT Workstation, Windows 95 and Windows
for Workgroups respectively. Do not change this parameter unless you
have a specific need to stop Samba appearing as an NT server as
this may prevent Samba servers from participating as browser servers
Default: announce as = NT Server
Example: announce as = Win95
also, for your shares (e.g. [home]) add
browseable = yes
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