NT4 in VMWare VM can't see Samba over network - Yes, PlainTextPassword set :)
Not really a Debian issue but maybe someone can help me out here.
There are two computers here, for the sake of discussion called A and B. B
runs Samba 2.0.7a on Potato. A is multi-boot.
When booted to native NT4 SP6a with PlainTextPassword set A can see B and
access B's shares perfectly.
When booted to Linux, SMBCLIENT can see B's shares, use them and can also
NFS mount them.
BUT, when I run NT4 SP6a in a VMWare VM the VM can see the host, can see a
Win98 system also on the network but can't see B nor map a share using NET
VIEW: attempts fail with an error 53, name not found. Network Neighbourhood
is also missing B, but the stange thing is that after a while (where "while"
seems indeterminate!) B appears in Network Neighbourhood but it's shares
cannot be seen.
There are no errors logged by smbd or nmbd on B but the problem "feels" like
some sort of name resolution problem; though clearly not DNS since the VM
can ping B by name. PlainTextPassword is set since the VM can map drives
from the host's Samba. SMBCLIENT on B can get to the VM's shares so B in
able to "see" A's VM by name.
I've installed many NT4/Samba systems in my time but I've never seen this,
anyone any ideas?