Windows 10: Acessing Windows 10 FROM Samba

  1.    20 Mar 2016 #1

    Acessing Windows 10 FROM Samba

    Hi there

    Accessing shared W10 files from Samba sometimes cause problems such as Timeout on server or not being able to acess the files although entering a SMB:\\Ipaddress will usually work where IPADDRESS is the address of the Windows machine.

    In most cases (not Domain etc -- simple home type networks) add this line to your SMB.CONF file in the [Global] section

    name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins

    This seems to do the trick in nearly all cases -- you don't need to set up the Samba machine as a Wins server - and you don't need to add Netbiosname parameter -- W10 doesn't bother with Netbios.

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    Last edited by jimbo45; 20 Mar 2016 at 04:45.
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