Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
- I spent a maddening day trying to figure out why I could 'ping' and
'telnet' to my NSLU2 but could not see the public share 'DISK 1' from
a Windows 2000 machine. I couldn't even see it in "Computers Near Me."
Luckily (and maddeningly) I had another Windows 2k machine for which
Finally compared network settings and found the failing machine had
"Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" disabled. Apparently Windows needs that
to share files?
BTW, shortly after fixing it, I had three machines watching three DivX
movies simultaneously (two watching the same movie, but at different
start times, AND over 11Mbps wireless...) with no problems.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cnczane" <dnelson@c...> wrote:
> Finally compared network settings and found the failing machine had
> "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" disabled. Apparently Windows needs that
> to share files?
Win versions >= w2k/w2k3/xp don't need netbios over tcpip enabled. It
seems that your name resolution (dns) doesn't work correctly.
Depending on the samba version and the dns_proxy parameter in
smb.conf, samba can resolv names via the netbios protocol (if they are
shorter as 15 charakters).