PC Not Visible On Other Machines

Jerry jerry at seibercom.net
Sun Aug 3 10:17:06 UTC 2014

Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:14:32 -0400

FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p7

This is the first time this has ever happened that I am aware of. I tried
Googling but found nothing related to it.

Yesterday, my MTA, Postfix stop working because it could not get SASL
authentication. That was because dovecot had failed to start. Dovecot failed
to start because it could not find its “PEM” files. It could not find its
“PEM” files because the “/etc/ssl” directory was gone. I have no idea how
that happened. I recreated the directory and the “PEM” files and that fixed
the Dovecot/Postfix problem. Now, I have another problem. My machine no
longer shows up in the network listing on any of my Windows machines. I have
one Win 8.1 and two Win 7 machines and on all of them, the FreeBSD machine is
gone. I did a complete reboot of every one of them but the problem continues.
I made sure that Samba was working so that does no appear to be the problem.
If I manually enter the machine name in the address bar on a Windows machine;
i.e., \\MyPC, I can access it.

This makes no sense. Other than having to do a complete reinstall of FreeBSD,
something I have had to do in the past when things got totally F/U, is there
something I should check first?

There is no firewall running on the FreeBSD machine presently, so I can rule
that out.


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