Wrong workgroup name

Hi all,
I'm using the Raspberry Pi (3, stretch) as a pi hole in our LAN. It has
a static IP address on eth0. Wifi is not used. It works well.
The only thing I notice is when I scan our LAN. There are several pc's
and they all show the workgroup name "WORKGROUP". The Pi however shows
the workgroup name "RASPBERRYPI d". I don't know where this comes from.
How can I change this into the same "WORKGROUP"?.
Thanks beforehand,
Rgs,
Fokke Nauta
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Fokke Nauta
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That will be somewhere in Samba configuration.
/etc/samba/smb.conf
there is a workgroup directive. edit it and restart samba
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On Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:09:35 +0200, Fokke Nauta declaimed the following:
Workgroups are mostly a Windows networking feature.
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For non-Windows, your are likely looking at configuration files for Samba (SMB protocol)
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Hmmm -- interesting, the config file on my R-Pi3 IS configured as "WORKGROUP"
-=-=-=- md_admin@microdiversity:~$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux. # #======================= Global Settings =======================
[global]
## Browsing/Identification ###
# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of workgroup = WORKGROUP
# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section: -=-=-=-
OTOH; I don't believe I have Samba running on that device (it does not show up in the Win10 Network list -- whereas the R-Pi3 running the Pi-Star software DOES appear under "WORKGROUP"; going to see what happens if I edit the config to my IMPERIUM group and reboot)
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Thanks.
Under [global] it says: workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = RASPBERRYPI
That should be enough, shouldn't it?
Fokke
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Fokke Nauta
[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = RASPBERRYPI
That should be OK, to my opinion.
Getting curious!
Fokke
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Fokke Nauta
Interestingly, my smb.conf doesn't have a "netbios name" keyword, either active or commented-out. Presumably in the absence of the explicit keyword, it implicitly uses the computer's hostname.
And my workgroup keyword is set to WORKGROUP, like yours is.
I must admit I don't use workgroups and just connect to a "server's" shares using UNC \\server\share - for accessing all servers (Windows and Pi) from all clients (Windows). For commonly-used shares, I mount the sharename on a Windows drive letter ("net use r: \\martin-pi\pi-rec").
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NY
I added "netbios name = RASPBERRYPI" myself, as I've seen that somewhere. And accessing my Pi with \\raspberrypi\pi works, but the password is not correct. Strange, as I entered that in the Pi like "sudo smbpasswd -a pi".
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Fokke Nauta

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