Fedora 17 Samba Problem
I have a small home network consisting of three Windows 7 computers and a Linux computer with Fedora 17 that I intend to user as a file server for the Windows computers. (In case you're wondering about this set up; I am transitioning to Linux, but the rest of my family is not interested in changing.)
The problem I am having is this: I can manually start the Samba server with the smbd start command and the Windows computers will happily open the Samba shares I have set up on the Linux box. If, however, I set up the Linux box to start the Samba server when I boot up the computer, the Windows computers are not happy. They respond with "Windows cannot access \\pc1\share1..." If I kill the Samba process and restart it manually, the Windows computers are happy again.
I have tried setting up the Samba server to run at boot time with one of the two following commands (the result is the same either way):
chkconfig --level 35 smb on
systemctl enable smb.service
I have tried turning off the firewall on both computers, but to no avail.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.