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I have installed Samba on Redhat 9 and edited the smb.conf file to allow access to my Windows 2000 Server. I can see and access the Windows 2000 box through Network Servers. When I am on my Windows 2000 box I cannot find the Redhat 9 box in Network Neighborhood. How do I enable my 2000 box to see and grab files from my Redhat 9 box?
Hints I found useful when I did this;
First make sure ya' can see each other, same network?... ping Linux to Win and Win to Linux.
Next, the user names and passwords should be exactly the same for each box. To set up the Win user info go to users and groups and rt click the user or add it etc as needed... and make the two boxes user ID the same. The Linux box should now appear in your Network neighborhood, and you click it and it will ask you for a password... it knows you are the same user, it checked that... and you give it the password and voila you can see the folders on your Win box... open and use...
ps: my nickname for this is "talking to the devil"... your choice who is speaking but Bills box has a forked tongue. don't give up trying this, once you see this trick it is pretty kewl.
Okay starting and restarting services worked, I think. Now I can see my Linux box in Network Neighborhood. But when I doubleclick to open it, I get the message, "A duplicate name exists on the network". The name it shows up as in Network Neighborhood is Localhost. How do I make it accessible? Thanks
master browser is set in your networking setup. I am assuming that your 2003 server is unless you set os level in samba to like 100..... I was looking to make sure. Refsh your servers netbios names and see what happens, i believe this is under nbtstat.