Samba And Netbios On Fedora

For some reason fedora isn’t able to display Windows computers or even ping windows computers by name with a default install. To fix this you first need a WINS server, or in this case, to make sure you’ve SAMBA server installed:

yum install samba samba-client samba-common

The last thing you’ve to do to solve the ping by windows name is to edit /etc/nsswitch.conf and change the line that reads “hosts: files dns” to “hosts: files dns wins”.

Ohh and don’t forget to enable nmb and smb to start automatically if that’s what you need 😉

Thats it :)

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