The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 6115
netbios name containg dot "." makes server undetectable
Last modified: 2009-05-19 06:54:34 UTC
I had used the following line in my smb.conf
netbios name home.jarrodmakin.com
however I couldn't see the server until I commented out that line.
The samba server is on CentOs 5.2
The connecting machine was Windows XP SP3
the name specified by for netbios name is a FQDN (fully qualified domain name), whereas netbios names are only of length 15 chars.
In your case the netbios name should be "home" instead of "home.jarrodmakin.com",
so set it as,
netbios name = home
in the smb.conf. This should work.
Closing out bug report.