Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 127799
nautilus cannot contact master browser
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1;
MyIE2; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
Description of problem:
I got an error. "Couldn't display "smb///", because nautilus cannot
contact the master browser. Check that the Samba server is running
inthe local network." Samba is running and I can see the server from
the other machines on the network. I'm a rookie, can anyone help me
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to connect to network servers
Actual Results: I got an error. "Couldn't display "smb///", because
nautilus cannot contact the master browser. Check that the Samba
server is running inthe local network."
Does this error still occur if you do as root:
/sbin/service iptables stop
If the error no longer happens then your firewall is not permitting
browsing to occur. You may use redhat-config-securitylevel to disable
Yes it is still happening. I stopped the iptables service and still
got the same message. I've done some inet research and there seems to
be others with the same problem and that solution didn't work for
them either. Any other ideas?
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
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