Opensolaris – Samba and Network browsing

If you’ve setup samba (rather than the builtin cifs/smb) chances are that you can only browse to your samba shares directly on IP only.

If you want your box “network browseable” you’ll need to load nmbd.

You can find a really good write up on modifiying the SMF for samba to autostart the required service here :

import this file samba.xml

run these commands;

# svcadm disable samba
# svccfg import samba.xml
# svccfg delete svc:/network/samba:default
# svcadm refresh samba:smbd
# svcadm refresh samba:nmbd
# svcadm enable samba:smbd
# svcadm enable samba:nmbd