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Apr
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comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
What is nmbd then? I'm really confused.
Apr
18
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
Cant use the AD. This works on an Ubuntu desktop installation on the same subnet. I'm starting to wonder if this has something to do with broadcast packets not being forwarded through the switch.
Apr
16
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
I would be willing to go the WINS route, but the machines are connected to a network with Active Directory. So they can't be added to the DNS there. And the WINS server can't be on the Ubuntu machines because they have dynamic IPs.
Apr
16
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
Samba includes NetBIOS. Install Samba, get NetBIOS. The service is called nmbd. It works on my Ubuntu desktop. I can ping it from other machines on the same subnet. For some reason it's not working with the two Ubuntu server machines I setup.
Apr
15
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
Ping request could not find host my_hostname. Please check the name and try again.
Apr
14
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
the computers are connected through a standard gigabit switch. They are still on the same subnet, but would this prevent broadcast packets from being forwarded?
Apr
14
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
DHCP and dynamic IPs. I definitely don't want to use hosts file.
Apr
14
comment Problem with Samba + NetBIOS. Can't ping Ubuntu from Windows
The computers are on the same subnet.
Apr
14
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