windoze shares suddenly not accessible
system 1 = fedora8 : computer name fedora8x32
system 2 = winxp64 : computer name win64
I have had these connected for a month on my LAN, and have been transferring files back and forth (from the fedora linux side) via a "windoze on win64" icon/link that somehow got created on my desktop (and within the nautilus file browser).
All of a sudden, for no reason I can guess, I cannot access the windows share.
The icon/link on my desktop still exists, the "windoze on win64" place still exists when I run the nautilus file browser program, but I nothing I do lets me see the windoze folder any more.
When I try to gain access to the win64 machine via "connect to server", it does show an entry for "windows network". When I double-click that entry, it does show another window containing "windows" (the workgroup name on win64). But when I double-click that "windows" entry, it displays another window that is busy, busy, busy - for a couple minutes - then gives up and says something like "the folder contents cannot be displayed - cannot display [all the] files on Windows Network: windows".
I tried disabling my windows firewall - but that changed nothing. I have not changed any settings on windoze lately, so it is very unlikely I did anything to screw this up.