Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 164955
nmbd not functioning -- seems not to respond to netbios requests
Last modified: 2014-08-31 19:27:48 EDT
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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 is no longer applicable.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):
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
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 ?
I have upgraded to Fedora Core 5 and no longer have the problem.