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    ltorresan NNTP User

    Default Samba does not see windows workgroup

    Dear All,

    After installing Samba as per procedure, Samba does not see Windows "workgroup". Any Ideas?

    Thanks

    Larry

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    PV NNTP User

    Default Re: Samba does not see windows workgroup

    On Sat August 15 2009 09:46 pm, ltorresan wrote:

    >
    > Dear All,
    >
    > After installing Samba as per procedure, Samba does not see Windows
    > "workgroup". Any Ideas?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Larry
    >
    >

    ltorresan;

    Have you read:
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/suselanprimer.html
    and for more information:
    http://opensuse.swerdna.org/susesambaserver.html

    The most common problem is not opening the firewall for the Samba ports and
    broadcasts. For Windows machines to access you Samba Server you also need to
    add users. In a terminal window use:
    Code:
    su
    smbpasswd -a <username>
    If you are still having problems, it would help if you posted the contents
    of /etc/samba/smb.conf.
    --
    P. V.
    "We're all in this together, I'm pulling for you." Red Green

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    Default Re: Samba does not see windows workgroup

    I had the same problem. We have a Win XP desktop that has all of the family photos. I wanted to access it with my laptop running OpenSuse.

    Fixed the problem by adding Samba Client and Samba Server to the allowed services in the firewall.

    Here are the detailed steps:

    Go to Applications>System>YaST
    Select Security and Users,
    Click on the firewall icon.
    Click on "Allowed Services"
    Select "Samba Client" from the "Service to Allow" pull down menu.
    Then click the "+ add" button.
    Then finish up by clicking "next" and "finish"

    I also added Samba Server so the WinXP machine could see the laptop too.
    Hope this helps,
    Bob

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    Default Re: Samba does not see windows workgroup

    Excellent, thank you for that - still applies to 11.4 too. Default is blocked for Samba, so adding Samba allowed me to see my home network just fine.

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    Default Re: Samba does not see windows workgroup

    On Tue May 31 2011 04:06 pm, robw wrote:

    >
    > Excellent, thank you for that - still applies to 11.4 too. Default is
    > blocked for Samba, so adding Samba allowed me to see my home network
    > just fine.
    >
    >

    robw;

    There is one new wrinkle with 11.4. There was a regression with AppArmor on
    11.4 that prevents smbd and nmbd from starting.   You should go to:
    YaST>Novell AppArmor>AppArmor Control Panel>Set Profile Mode and set both
    usr.sbin.smbd and usr.sbin.nmbd to complain rather than enforce.  
    --
    P. V.
    "We're all in this together, I'm pulling for you." Red Green

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