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Hi all, I am new to Linux so please bare with me.... I have installed RedHat 8.0 on a workstation, and have installed Samba. When I boot up, I can ...
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    Samba config for WINS


    Hi all,

    I am new to Linux so please bare with me....

    I have installed RedHat 8.0 on a workstation, and have installed Samba. When I boot up, I can access the internet and ping all the systems by IP address on my NT network.

    However I cannot seem to get Samba to use WINS properly. Can't ping by netbios name to anything. I have run a testparm to see the details of my smb.conf file. Here are the results:


    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    Can't find include file /etc/samba/smb.conf.
    Unknown parameter encountered: "domain controller"
    Ignoring unknown parameter "domain controller"
    Processing section "[homes]"
    Processing section "[printers]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions
    # Global parameters
    [global]
    coding system =
    client code page = 850
    code page directory = /etc/codepages
    workgroup = VENTRATECH
    netbios name =
    netbios aliases =
    netbios scope =
    server string = LinuxTest Server
    interfaces =
    bind interfaces only = No
    security = USER
    encrypt passwords = Yes
    update encrypted = No
    allow trusted domains = Yes
    hosts equiv =
    min passwd length = 5
    map to guest = Never
    null passwords = No
    obey pam restrictions = No
    password server = Vtserver4
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
    root directory =
    pam password change = No
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
    passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*success fully*
    passwd chat debug = No
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    password level = 0
    username level = 0
    unix password sync = Yes
    restrict anonymous = No
    lanman auth = Yes
    use rhosts = No
    admin log = No
    log level = 0
    syslog = 1
    syslog only = No
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 50
    timestamp logs = Yes
    debug hires timestamp = No
    debug pid = No
    debug uid = No
    protocol = NT1
    large readwrite = Yes
    max protocol = NT1
    min protocol = CORE
    read bmpx = No
    read raw = Yes
    write raw = Yes
    nt smb support = Yes
    nt pipe support = Yes
    nt status support = Yes
    announce version = 4.9
    announce as = NT
    max mux = 50
    max xmit = 16644
    name resolve order = wins hosts lmhosts bcast
    max ttl = 259200
    max wins ttl = 518400
    min wins ttl = 21600
    time server = No
    unix extensions = No
    change notify timeout = 60
    deadtime = 0
    getwd cache = Yes
    keepalive = 300
    lpq cache time = 10
    max smbd processes = 0
    max disk size = 0
    max open files = 10000
    name cache timeout = 660
    read size = 16384
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    stat cache size = 50
    use mmap = Yes
    total print jobs = 0
    load printers = Yes
    printcap name = /etc/printcap
    disable spoolss = No
    enumports command =
    addprinter command =
    deleteprinter command =
    show add printer wizard = Yes
    os2 driver map =
    strip dot = No
    mangling method = hash
    character set =
    mangled stack = 50
    stat cache = Yes
    domain admin group =
    domain guest group =
    machine password timeout = 604800
    add user script =
    delete user script =
    logon script =
    logon path = \\%N\%U\profile
    logon drive =
    logon home = \\%N\%U
    domain logons = No
    os level = 20
    lm announce = Auto
    lm interval = 60
    preferred master = Auto
    local master = No
    domain master = Auto
    browse list = Yes
    enhanced browsing = Yes
    dns proxy = No
    wins proxy = No
    wins server = 192.168.50.90
    wins support = No
    wins hook =
    kernel oplocks = Yes
    lock spin count = 3
    lock spin time = 10
    oplock break wait time = 0
    add share command =
    change share command =
    delete share command =
    config file =
    preload =
    lock dir = /var/cache/samba
    pid directory = /var/run/samba
    utmp directory =
    wtmp directory =
    utmp = No
    default service =
    message command =
    dfree command =
    valid chars =
    remote announce =
    remote browse sync = 192.168.50.61
    socket address = 0.0.0.0
    homedir map =
    time offset = 0
    NIS homedir = No
    source environment =
    panic action =
    hide local users = No
    host msdfs = No
    winbind uid =
    winbind gid =
    template homedir = /home/%D/%U
    template shell = /bin/false
    winbind separator = \
    winbind cache time = 15
    winbind enum users = Yes
    winbind enum groups = Yes
    winbind use default domain = No
    comment =
    path =
    alternate permissions = No
    username =
    guest account = nobody
    invalid users =
    valid users =
    admin users =
    read list =
    write list =
    printer admin =
    force user =
    force group =
    read only = Yes
    create mask = 0744
    force create mode = 00
    security mask = 0777
    force security mode = 00
    directory mask = 0755
    force directory mode = 00
    directory security mask = 0777
    force directory security mode = 00
    force unknown acl user = 00
    inherit permissions = No
    inherit acls = No
    guest only = No
    guest ok = No
    only user = No
    hosts allow =
    hosts deny =
    status = Yes
    nt acl support = Yes
    profile acls = No
    block size = 1024
    max connections = 0
    min print space = 0
    strict allocate = No
    strict sync = No
    sync always = No
    write cache size = 0
    max print jobs = 1000
    printable = No
    postscript = No
    printing = bsd
    print command = lpr -r -P%p %s
    lpq command = lpq -P%p
    lprm command = lprm -P%p %j
    lppause command =
    lpresume command =
    queuepause command =
    queueresume command =
    printer name =
    use client driver = No
    default devmode = No
    printer driver =
    printer driver file = /etc/samba/printers.def
    printer driver location =
    default case = lower
    case sensitive = No
    preserve case = Yes
    short preserve case = Yes
    mangle case = No
    mangling char = ~
    hide dot files = Yes
    hide unreadable = No
    delete veto files = No
    veto files =
    hide files =
    veto oplock files =
    map system = No
    map hidden = No
    map archive = Yes
    mangled names = Yes
    mangled map =
    browseable = Yes
    blocking locks = Yes
    csc policy = manual
    fake oplocks = No
    locking = Yes
    oplocks = Yes
    level2 oplocks = Yes
    oplock contention limit = 2
    posix locking = Yes
    strict locking = No
    share modes = Yes
    copy =
    include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.
    exec =
    preexec close = No
    postexec =
    root preexec =
    root preexec close = No
    root postexec =
    available = Yes
    volume =
    fstype = NTFS
    set directory = No
    wide links = Yes
    follow symlinks = Yes
    dont descend =
    magic script =
    magic output =
    delete readonly = No
    dos filemode = No
    dos filetimes = No
    dos filetime resolution = No
    fake directory create times = No
    vfs object =
    vfs options =
    msdfs root = No

    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    read only = No
    browseable = No

    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/spool/samba
    printable = Yes
    browseable = No


    Can someone please read this over to see if I am missing something.

    Thnks

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    wins server = 192.168.50.90
    wins support = No
    That might be a problem but what I would do is rewrite your config. That is way to bloated. Using a simple config, it would be much easier to diagnose the error. Plus there is a lot of options which you left blank that are important like "netbios name".

    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    Can't find include file /etc/samba/smb.conf.
    That is bad as well, make sure you have a valid config there or change your init scripts for it to load the config from another path because /etc/samba/smb.conf is the default config path. That could be causing smbd to not start which you need running.

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    Samba Config for WINS

    Hi genlee,

    Could you please give me an example of a simple smb.conf file. I am not sure what can be left out and what needs to be in there.

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    There are a bunch of default configs on www.samba.org

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    It's not only that. Actually, you're not supposed to be able to ping by NetBIOS name. NetBIOS is purely a Microsoft invention (note also, that NetBIOS is really the original API; the protocol is named NetBEUI), and therefore not normally accessible by UNIX systems. If you really want to, anyway, there's an nsswitch (see /etc/nsswitch) module called winbind that you can use to enable name resolution via NMB.

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