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