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    DHCP can supply a WINS server address... if you statically configure it, then you must supply it. There is also an entry in the smb.conf file for WINS, not sure how DHCP and that entry interact. WINS is used to resolve Netbios names. If you are all on the same subnet, WINS is not required because of the broadcasts smb uses. But over a router, the broadcasts don't get through, so WINS is needed.

    You should post these questions on the samba mail list



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    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
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    to address the browsing issue, i didin't read your smb.conf yet, but make sure that the user samba has read permissions on the shared folders, and that all the shares are made browsable, otherwise a client will not "see" it in network neighboorhood, they can only access it with an explicit ip/path/to/file.
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