View Full Version : [SOLVED] Windows system cannot find Fedora computer for SAMBA

9th January 2011, 03:35 AM
Hi everyone,

I have a simple problem where Windows machines can connect to shares on my Fedora server (via SAMBA), but only when using the IP address. When Windows users to go Network (in Vista and 7) or Network Places (XP), then all computers on the network show up in that window except for the Fedora server. How can I get my server to appear in that space? Although I can connect via IP address, we are using some programs that can only find shares by the computer name (aka if it's found in the Network window).


Note: I have checked and rechecked that the workgroup name is indeed correct.

9th January 2011, 03:42 AM
Are both smb and nmb services running?

9th January 2011, 03:46 AM
It is now, and working. :P Thanks, didn't know that nmb was another needed service.

9th January 2011, 04:01 AM
Awesome. Yes nmb is for netbios name resolution. It used to be that both smb and nmb were one service when samba was started in earlier versions of Fedora...I am not sure why the dev/Fedora team changed it. Anyone?