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Old 06-09-2006, 12:13 AM   #1
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Networking with windows using sambe


Hello friends,

I have just installed ubuntu linux 5.04 and trying to make network connection (home) with other computer on which is installed windows XP. Name of win computer is New_comp and it is in workgroup Mshome by default.
I have installed samba server on linux machine, entered static IP 192.168.0.2 and i can ping New_com on 192.168.0.1.
When I go to Networking (through gnome start menu), I can see New_comp and icon Windows networking but I cannot access to New_comp. When try I get error message something like New_comp cannot be browsed or similar.

I defined my shared folders (/home) as samba.

On the other hand in windows in My network places I can see computer named ubuntu (samba) but when I try to open it I get login/password box connecting on localhost.localdomain and it asks me for login and password. I tried to enter login and paswword of linux machine but no success, so basicaly I cannot accee linux machine from Windows machine.
I believe I missed some step in configuration procedure.
Can you give me any advice?

Thanks in advance
 
Old 06-09-2006, 12:52 AM   #2
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Which users do you have as valid at the bottom of smb.conf?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 02:10 AM   #3
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I'll need to check it at home, I tried to enable network between linux-wndows networking without modifying conf files. I thought it can be done in graphical enviroment without need to know exactly what is going on "down under".
Oki, I'll check it and I placed results it here.
Is there any good tutorial you can recommend for absolute beginers in linux-windows networking?
 
Old 06-09-2006, 02:45 AM   #4
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You may can install webmin to help you set up samba. That is what I did. It is a GUI and it is pretty easy.

Hope that helps.

 
Old 06-09-2006, 02:50 AM   #5
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Here is a guide: http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/samba.htm
 
Old 06-12-2006, 01:16 AM   #6
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I need to be sure about one thing: I'll do backup of my smb.conf first, but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to overwrite existing smb.conf with smb.conf which will contain only those lines stated in your suggested tutorial?
 
Old 06-12-2006, 03:36 AM   #7
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you need to configure smb.conf file. to access the windows file from linux
simply mount the file as

#mount -t smbfs -o username=<window's username>,password=<password> //win_ip/share_name /mount_point_name
 
Old 06-12-2006, 03:38 AM   #8
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you need to configure smb.conf file. to access the windows file from linux
simply mount the file as

#mount -t smbfs -o username=<window's username>,password=<password> //win_ip/share_name /mount_point_name
 
Old 06-21-2006, 01:37 PM   #9
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You probably need to add samba users w/ smbpasswd.
 
  


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