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Re: Network Servers (where is my workgroup?)



Hi,

You don't have to open high-ports.

add 137:udp and 138:udp (for netbios-ns and netbios-dgm) to your firewall. An iptstate I just did shows a 137/udp for both src and dest to my WINS server., and various 138/udp all over the subnet. You do have an WINS server running on the network right?  If you do your /etc/samba/smb.conf file should have the following

   wins server = nn.nn.nn.nn 
where nn.nn.nn.nn is your WINS server.   If this Samba server is doing the name serving, then you need to have this line
   wins support = yes
(not commented out) and then you must comment out the 
   wins server = nn.nn.nn.nn
line (since you can't be a name server client and server at the same time)
Plus you should make sure your 
domain master = no
and
preferred master = no 
or are both commented out (unless you are going to be the domain master or subnet master "browse-list" master.)

Here is mine running as a client (notice the comment ";")
/etc/samba/smb.conf 
---<snip>----
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section:
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server
;   wins support = yes

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client
#       Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both
   wins server = 192.168.50.127
---<snip>----

Hope this helps.  - Plus FWIW, Network Neighborhood never really did work right even in an all Windows world  -- that's why they went with a directory service in W2K.

Andrew 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kyrre Ness Sjobak [mailto:kyrre solution-forge net]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 07:19 PM
> To: 'For testers of Fedora Core development releases'
> Subject: Re: Network Servers (where is my workgroup?)
> 
> *urk*
> 
> I was hoping there was some "easy solution" such as "puch port blah:udp
> and blah:tcp open"
> 
> Why does windows need to make things complicated?
> 
> ons, 20.10.2004 kl. 21.20 skrev Matthew Miller:
> > On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 09:15:15PM +0200, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> > > Just out of curiosity: which ports do i have to open to make it work?
> > 
> > Off the top of my head, I think you need to allow all UDP packets destined
> > for ports above 1024 that originate from ports 137 or 138. But you may want
> > to get confirmation on that from someone who knows what they're talking
> > about. I'm lucky enough that I have no need to deal with this "talking to
> > Windows" issue in my own life. :)
> > 
> > -- 
> > Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
> > Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>
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