Um - not much info to go on. You could tell us how you are trying to connect? like have you edited smb.conf? What commands have you tried. What did you do when it said connection failed. Can you ping the other machine? Are you running any firewalls? Is any of the machines running a DHCP server so you get an DHCP assigned address. And anything else you have tried?
This might help you though
How to connect to a XP share from linux if the share is called 'dashare' and your username is 'whatthe' your password is blank, the workgroup is 'WRKGRP' and the XP ip is 192.168.0.1
1. make a directory to mount the windows share.
2. The command to mount the windows share to /mnt/dashare:
mount -t smbfs -o username=whatthe,password=,workgroup=WRKGRP //192.168.0.1/dashare /mnt/dashare
3. View the share
To share a folder to windows read /etc/samba/smb.conf
and then ask if you get stuck on any of it.
are you trying to connect by hostname or ip address only, If you cant ping by hostmane edit your /etc/hosts to reflect that.
If Xp is called PoopOS then in the /etc/hosts file have a line:
192.168.0.1 [TAB] PoopOS
the [TAB] indicates a Tab, don't type [TAB] into the line ;-)
Last edited by friskydrifter; 08-03-2006 at 08:49 AM.