My friends on local LAN use windows Vista. I use Kubuntu 8.10.
I installed samba 3.2.3 on my machine and created the following smb.conf file:
workgroup = WORKGROUP
netbios name = Ravi
security = share
comment = Music
path = /media/sda3/Music
read only = Yes
guest ok = Yes
I configured their local network turned on file sharing on their PCs from "network and sharing center" in control panel.
When I went to Start -> Network I couldn't find my machine listed there. I googled and found that Vista uses NTLM authentication and I need to change Vista's settings to LM and NTLN from secpol.msc .
But this article says different about the newer versions of Samba: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=236
Then, on windows vista pc I click on "map network drive" in my computer and create a drive M: with the folder path as
\\<ip of my linux machine>\data\
But it won't find my share and give an error.
Also I can't see Vista's shares on my computer. Please help me.