win 10 laptops do not recognise linux lan wokstation by name


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    win 10 laptops do not recognise linux lan wokstation by name


    We have two Win 10 laptops on a lan (in a windows workgroup) with other windows PCs and laptops running win 7 and linux.
    One win10 laptop is held at build 1607 to avoid the many intrusive, time-consuming problems caused by continuous Win 10 updates. The other allows updates, and is current.
    Win 7 can connect to the Ubuntu 16.04 fine by name. Windows 10 laptops cannot connect to it by name, but can connect to it via IP address.
    On the Win 10 laptops, the command NET VIEW lists neither Windows lan workstations for which there are mapped network drives, nor the Ubuntu 16.04 machine.
    On Win 10 SMBv1.0 is enabled.
    Is there a fix for these inadequacies, or is such functionality just gone from Win 10?





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    You do not need Samba v1, with Samba v2 now being the minimum with Windows 7 onwards. I would suggest using the guides at samba.org for further help, along with the Ubuntu Forums and Wiki's. Netbios is something that is aged at this point. See this about when Netbios is needed. Do I need NetBIOS? Ace Fekay Also see this. Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): NetBIOS and WINS configure wins in linux - Google Search
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  3. Posts : 45
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    Thread Starter
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    bro67, netstat -a on this win10 laptop shows it's using 139, no mention of 445.

    I'm unclear why it'd be better to consult Linux help for how to get a Windows machine to find a Linux workstation that simple android utilities easily find.
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    pzbrawl said:
    bro67, netstat -a on this win10 laptop shows it's using 139, no mention of 445.

    I'm unclear why it'd be better to consult Linux help for how to get a Windows machine to find a Linux workstation that simple android utilities easily find.
    Has nothing to do with Windows. Also has nothing to do with Android. SaMBa on the Linux machine has to have the correct WINS info. See the links I posted. Plenty of info in there on using Linux in a mixed environment. DirectSMB is now used. NetBios is dead.
    Last edited by bro67; 01 Dec 2018 at 14:51.
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  5. Posts : 45
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    > Has nothing to do with Windows.

    I'm trying to discover why Win10 laptops can't see an Ubuntu lan workstation whereas Win7 workstations can, please explain how that has "nothing to do with Windows".

    According to a link you provided, netstat -a results on one of the Win10 laptops indicates it's not using WINS.


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    pzbrawl said:
    > Has nothing to do with Windows.

    I'm trying to discover why Win10 laptops can't see an Ubuntu lan workstation whereas Win7 workstations can, please explain how that has "nothing to do with Windows".

    According to a link you provided, netstat -a results on one of the Win10 laptops indicates it's not using WINS.


    Read the info in the links I posted in how to get WINS to work with SaMBa. Netbios is archaic and no longer used to discover devices on a network with modern OS's.
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    Ok, no more questions for that respondent.
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