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Old 03-02-2007, 06:12 AM   #1
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Windows XP machine fails to access Ubuntu machine


Trying to see Ubuntu 5.10 files from networked windows computers. Ubuntu can see and use the Windows XP machines but the XP computers can not see Ubuntu.

The test folder is shared but I don't know how to name the share properties box. Naming it xx doesn't help.

Firestarter is off. Ubuntu cannot see the XP machines if firestarter is active.

Samba is everyone for inbound.

How can I make the Windows XP machine access the Ubuntu machine?

Thank you.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 07:51 AM   #2
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At first place check the following:

1) Is Linux and Windows hosts in the same workgroup?

2) Can you see the SAMBA shares from the Linux host?

3) In Windows go to Start --> Run and type \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx where x the IP of the Linux hosts.

Concerning Firestarter, it seems that it blocks in/out traffic and you can't see or use that shares. You have to enable to allow SAMBA traffic.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 07:55 AM   #3
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Did you set up SAMBA at all? If not, you have your answer! Samba needs to be configured for sharing folders, printers from Linux to Windows. This is a pretty simple task though.
 
Old 03-02-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Typing //-------- in XP run > “Connect to localhost.lo----“.
User name box > nameofXPcomputer\un of ubuntu machine and password box > Ubuntu password and it flashes to same with each OK. Same as before.

I don't understand re seeing samba shares from Linux.

I'm not certain that Linus is in mshome workgroup. How?

As to how to configure samba. I edited:

smb.conf= password_smb_server
unmarking workgroup = MSHOME
adding netbios name = password_smb_server
path = /home/
Made it writable and browsable x2
Still can't see Ubuntu.

Could you give me a specific reference how to configure the smb.conf That is what you mean by setting up samba? I will proably use it only to see Linux from XP.

I am only 3 days into Linux so any specifics will be appreciated.

Thank you.
 
Old 03-03-2007, 04:42 PM   #5
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In order to see your SAMBA shares from Linux machines you have to go either on Windows Network on Gnome or Samba Shares on KDE. If you can see it from Windows I can't understand why you can't from Linux. If you have different workgroups then each host will appear in a different workgroup.

This an example of my smb.conf

Code:
workgroup = FIRE
netbios name = Fire-Notebook
envrypt passwords = yes

[home]
comment = Homes
path = /home
browsable = yes
writable = yes
read only = no
Try to type in your location bar (in Nautilus or Konqueror):

Code:
smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xx
and if it can connect like it can from Windows.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 11:44 AM   #6
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Panagoitis:

Thank you.

I now can see Linux from both of my XP computers although on my laptop there are
2 workgroups with Linux in 1 and the 2 XPs are in another workgroup whereas on the XP desktop all shared files are accessible and visible without an icon to the Linux computer itself.

I appreciate your help.
 
Old 03-04-2007, 01:04 PM   #7
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You're welcome
If you want them to appear in the same workgroup just chanage your Linux SAMBA configuration or Windows settings for workgroup and set the same name for workgroup in each host.
 
  


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