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kamowa 09-22-2005 03:18 AM

cant get linux to go into windows shared folders
 
Ok, I set up samba on my FC2 machine.

I can see the windows network on the linux machine. I cant go into any of the shared folders on windows machines. it says, "folder contents could not be displayed"

On the windows machines, I can see the linux box and I am able to go into linux's shared folder and copy files from it.

here is my smb.conf file:

http://webzoom.freewebs.com/2ndrangersairsoft/smb.conf

dereut 09-22-2005 04:17 AM

it sound like if you do not have ntfs support in your kernel. needto check this first I would said

reup

dereut 09-22-2005 04:21 AM

by the way, a lots of distro come with ntfs support enable in the kernel, but I remember that redhat not, and fc2 is redhat, could be the reason

fast way to know if my solution is the good one, check if the share you try to access are NTFS

reup

yapp 09-22-2005 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by dereut
it sound like if you do not have ntfs support in your kernel. needto check this first I would said

reup

ntfs support doesn't have any **** to do with viewing files on another computer. his linux box simply asks the windows server for a directory listing.

this problem could be caused by several things. It can be the file permissions on the windows server, not having a guest account on the windows machine, weird windows xp issues or a firewall on either side blocking netbios/samba traffic.

I can remember you need to enable "simple file sharing" in windows xp, before you can give everyone access. Then go through the dialogs, and somewhere it sort-of says "yes, really, allow everyone". after changing this setting, you can enable "advanced file sharing" again in the folder options.

kamowa 09-22-2005 12:02 PM

BOO YA

I totally forgot about the windows firewall. that was it!

once I turned it off I was able to view the windows shared folder.


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