Bug 164955 - nmbd not functioning -- seems not to respond to netbios requests
Summary: nmbd not functioning -- seems not to respond to netbios requests
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: samba   
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Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jay Fenlason
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2005-08-03 01:34 UTC by J. William Cupp
Modified: 2014-08-31 23:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-22 16:59:05 UTC
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Description J. William Cupp 2005-08-03 01:34:40 UTC
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User-Agent: Opera/8.02 (X11; Linux i686; U; en)

Description of problem:
Cannot link Windows XP professional and Linux box on home wireless network since 
upgrading to FC4.  Everything worked fine prior to upgrade.  After 
troubleshooting using Google-supplied guidance, have determined network is 
working (pings both ways), smb seems configured correctly and all desired 
services are offered, Service Configuration (GUI screen) reports smb is 
configured to start at boot, and reports both daemons smbd and nmbd are running.

However, Linux reports network consists of "Windows Network" with no stations 
signing in to the network.  Windows box acts as if there is no Windows Network 
Neighborhood to connect into.  In one troubleshooting page (http://www.rtr.com/
win95pak/sambadiag.htm) the first step of guided troubleshooting that fails 
relates to nmbd not being installed or not being configured correctly.  However, 
this (old) guidance relates to v1.9.13 and I'm using v.3.0.14 ... so the step 
"issue the command 'nmbd -L ...' is no longer applicable.  After reading the man 
page, I'm still not clear on how to replicate this step under v.3 ....

As best I can relate, this problem is quite similar to the one I found reported 
under Bug 150582 "nmbd dies when windows client requests browse list" (March 
2005) but the nmbd daemon isn't dying (I think), it's just sitting silently and 
failing to respond.  In the mentioned troubleshooting guide, I have already 
performed the steps to confirm nmbd is listening on UDP port 137, so I don't 
think that's the problem.

If guided, I can probably find and submit relevant log files, etc.  Please tell 
me where to look.

At present, since my home network runs from the Linux machine, I have no network 
services from my Windows clients' points of view.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Version 3.0.14a-2 

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up Linux FC 4 (or, nmbd Version 3.0.14a-2)
2. Attempt to connect to network with Windows machine

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 11:44:59 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?


Comment 2 J. William Cupp 2007-01-22 16:59:05 UTC
I have upgraded to Fedora Core 5 and no longer have the problem.

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