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fedora 29 server, cannot see Samba host in Windows 7 workgroup

asked 2019-02-13 15:42:32 -0500

Dom gravatar image

Hello, I have set up a Fedora 29 Server that I will be using as a file server in a Windows 7 workgroup. I can access the server if i manually connect, but the server does not appear in the network browser.

Here are some clips of my settings:

firewall-cmd --list-services

cockpit dhcpv6-client samba ssh

firewall-cmd --list-ports


smb.conf [global] workgroup = AVB-NET netbios name = AVB-SRV-2 security = user name resolve order = bcast host browsable = yes wins support = yes local master = yes preferred master = yes

passdb backend = tdbsam
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
load printers = yes
cups options = raw

[public] comment = Public Stuff path = /home/avb browsable = yes public = yes writable = yes printable = yes write list = +staff

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The network browser (i.e. file manager) has been unable to browse SMB shares for quite some time due to an open bug. See this similar post.

fasulia gravatar imagefasulia ( 2019-02-13 19:01:43 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-02-13 17:37:24 -0500

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AFAIK, if you change samba configuration and set client max protocol to NT1, browsing will work again. But you might have problems connecting to some newer Windows machines.

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Thanks for the advice. I added "client max protocol = NT1" to my smb.config file, restarted the service, but no luck. I still do not see it in the network.

Dom gravatar imageDom ( 2019-02-13 17:47:20 -0500 )edit

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