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Old 09-28-2008, 05:39 AM   #1
Labomba
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Samba problems - no comms


Hey,

I have a Linux server with RedHat which belongs to a workgroup 'workgroup' and a Windows machine with belongs to a domain 'bar.server.no'.

My problem is that I can't seem to make them work. I have Samba running on the linux server, and I get the graphic interface up. I've been entering what I need in (or so I think), but it doesn't work. I'm thinking maybe it's better to do all this with commands and configure the .conf file.......

My windows machine is running XP pro.

I can see the server from other Linux machines.

Just ask if you need more details.
I've been working on this for a long time now, and it just doesn't seem to want to work

Thanks in advance!

Brgds,
Cecilie
 
Old 09-28-2008, 06:24 AM   #2
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Samaba is a two part program, samba client is used to go from linux to another system with windoze shares, ie your XP system. You do not need samba server to do that.

You did not state what desktop, or distro you are running. If it is KDE, then open Konqueror, and in the search bar, try this, type smb:/bar.server.no/ and see if you can get a graphical response. If you can see the server, then you should get a image of the sever. Click it, and see if you can see the shares. If it is password protected, you will get a request for user and password.

I'm not as familiar with the clients in Gnome, I know there is one, same approach there. You could also install a program called LinNeighorhood. It works in a similar fashion to Network Neighborhood in windoze.

To get from XP to linux, you need samba server running and configured. You also need to add samba users to your samba configuration. If you need help with that, you will need to post your /etc/samba/smb.conf file. There are way to many options to help without more specific information on the configuration. There are tools to assist configuring samba. Swat is one of the best.

There are also tutorials on this. For example, look here to get started --> http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...k_File_Sharing

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 04:23 AM   #3
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I think it's KDE

When going in from another linux machine writing:
smb:/bar.server.no/
I can see the server, but still no luck from the windows machine.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong on the windows side?

I'm using map drive and trying to use the IP address to connect, but no luck.

I'm too afraid to try the walkthrough so I'm going to install a new machine, if I mess that one up it doesn't matter....
 
Old 09-29-2008, 10:22 AM   #4
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Post your smb.conf file.
 
Old 09-29-2008, 09:56 PM   #5
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According to the guys they fixed it during the day.... And it was as simple as that the user names had to be the same. Had to add a user on samba that matched the user on the windows machine. Don't know if they did anything else...Not sure if they even know...

Thank you for your help I'll let you know tomorrow when I've asked them and they've actually figured out what they did/didn't do...

Cheers
 
  


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