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Old 09-05-2005, 02:10 AM   #1
keithdj
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File sharing between Linux and Win XP


Hello All,

I am trying to network a linux (Fedora Core 4) and Windows (XP Home Ed) together with the intention of using the linux box as a file server.

I have got the network up and running, can ping each other, and both can access internet via ADSL router / modem.

I have Samba running, and can see the Samba Server when I explore the network under windows. BUT, when I try to open the server (double click, or right click, open), it asks for user name and password. I have tried root user, and the one other user I have configured on linux, and I've tried all the windows passwords, but it won't let me in. I have tried "root", and also "linux-garage\root" (Linux-Garage is the host name of the linux box), I have tried all sorts of combinations with no luck.

On the linux box, I can browse to the windows box, and can even see each of shares on that box, but it won't let me open the shares on the windows box.

Help !!..... I'm brand new to linux, but class myself as a medium level windows user with reasonable understanding of networking / TCP-IP etc.

One other thing, I had to turn off the IP tables to get to the above point, I believe that is something to do with the firewall. Also I have zonealarm (firewall) running on the windows box, but have the local subnet in the trusted zone.
 
Old 09-05-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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You need to use the smbpasswd command to add valid user names. Read the manpage for details.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 02:11 AM   #3
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ok, that has allowed me to browse the linux box...But I seem to have ready only privilages. I have checked the permissions on the folder that I shared, and they are set to anyone, and I've checked the permissions on the Samba share, and again set to everyone.

Ideas ?
 
Old 09-07-2005, 08:00 AM   #4
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You have to go thru smb.conf with an editor in order to suit your needs. Also, see what 'swat' can do for you. I know, Samba documentation is overwhelming but you need to read at last some of it. Or google for tutorials.
 
  


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