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Old 09-10-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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Can't see linux machine


Hi. Need help.

I have a huge network ( one linux and one windows machine). And i can't see from windows in

All network -> Microsoft Windows Network -> MSHOME

linux = 192.168.0.1
windows=192.168.0.2

Can't you tell me how to include linux machine into MSHOME network?
 
Old 09-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #2
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Can you ping the linux machine from the windows one?

Usually you need to run a server, like samba, to access the linux box under All network -> Microsoft Windows Network.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 11:42 AM   #3
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Can you ping the linux machine from the windows one?

Usually you need to run a server, like samba, to access the linux box under All network -> Microsoft Windows Network.
Yes i can ping it. And I have samba on linux. Also i can access "linux share folder" form windows in the command line:

Quote:
smbclient \\dev.linux\share1
PASSWORD:
Domain=[MSHOME] OS=[UNIX] Server=[Samba]
Server not using user level security and no password suplied.
smb> mkdir test
smb> ls
test
smb>exit
May be i've set something wrong in samba?

Quote:
[global]

workgroup = MSHOME
server string =
guest account = nobody
security = share
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
log level = 1
syslog = 0
log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
max log size = 1000
preferred master = No
domain master = No
dns proxy = No
usershare allow guests = Yes
encrypt passwords = no
preserve case = yes
short preserve case = yes

[share1]

path=/my
create mode = 0777
directory mask = 0777
available = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
writable = yes
comment = writable

Last edited by m1n; 09-10-2009 at 11:44 AM.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 03:30 PM   #4
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see this link about samba install

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Originally Posted by m1n View Post
Yes i can ping it. And I have samba on linux. Also i can access "linux share folder" form windows in the command line:



May be i've set something wrong in samba?
cool titorial about install samba .

Check the LINK
 
Old 09-10-2009, 04:20 PM   #5
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Sorry, but nothing cool : the same error. When i type \\dev.linux in the address it just says
'can't find \\dev.linux'

But i can ping. I can use smbclient in the command line.
 
Old 09-10-2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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Which distro are we talking about?

You can ping, which means that the linux box is available to the network.
You can access a samba shared forder from the windows commandline, which means that windows can see it.
What you want is to have it show up in the usual way from the windows menus.
 
Old 09-11-2009, 05:58 AM   #7
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check win firewall ,take off first and test again.
don't trust windows name service, use hosts. or static ip's only.
try \\ip.ip.ip.ip, work?

winxp fw disbles local lan from smb, might be reason...

also logged with emphty password to windows is nightmare..

Marko
 
Old 09-11-2009, 06:05 AM   #8
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This is your problem
Code:
server string =
Give "server string" a value. That string value will be visible by your windows machine


Code:
server string = linux1
 
Old 09-11-2009, 09:30 AM   #9
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Which distro are we talking about?

You can ping, which means that the linux box is available to the network.
You can access a samba shared forder from the windows commandline, which means that windows can see it.
What you want is to have it show up in the usual way from the windows menus.
RHEL 5.3.

Yes i can ping it.
Yes i can access it from smbclient command line.
Yes i want, but i can't do it


Quote:
This is your problem
Code:
server string =
Give "server string" a value. That string value will be visible by your windows machine
Thanks. Done. But the same errors.

Quote:
check win firewall ,take off first and test again.
don't trust windows name service, use hosts. or static ip's only.
try \\ip.ip.ip.ip, work?

also logged with emphty password to windows is nightmare..
firewall is disabled.
tryed with ip.ip.ip.ip and with dev.linux the same results
 
  


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