I have a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian along with other computers on the same network. I installed, configured and started samba to share files from my home folder of the Raspberry Pi to my other computers.

It works really well, however I have a problem: Sometimes when I check the network to find my Raspberry Pi samba server, I don't see it. It appears as soon as I restart samba on the RPI.

  1. Is there a way to launch a "discovery" of samba servers?
  2. When I restart samba, does it send a broadcast signal to the network to say it is available?

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