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Old 10-19-2007, 06:06 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Box sees mshome; mshome doesn't see UB


This seems like a simple fix but lots of searches produce nothing usable.

I figured out how to install two TCP/IP printers on my Ubuntu 6.06 Box (UB) and the UB sees nodes & accesses files on my MSHOME workgroup. So far, so good.

But the UB ----> MSHOME communication (Linksys router) is ONE WAY. UB can see, access, & transfer files from the MSHOME nodes, but the MSHOME nodes cannot see UB. Thought this fix would be easy, but...

Is there a really good tutorial out there somewhere?

Any suggestion(s) appreciated.

Last edited by rmckim; 10-19-2007 at 06:39 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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Hi rmckim, Welcome to lq. If you're accessing windows shares, I'm assuming samba is installed and configured. What does the smb.conf look like? For tutorials check the samba docs.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO.html

http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...TO-Collection/

http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-20-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't know much about Linux yet so I don't know what the smb.conf even is - presumably it refers to samba which I don't know enough about, either. I'll look at those links you sent.

I decided to change to Kubuntu before I got too established with Ubuntu and have it installed now. Unfortunately that change has generated its own probs. What I really need is a good Kubuntu tutorial. Maybe those links will help. I thank you for them.

Rich
 
Old 10-21-2007, 08:52 AM   #4
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As requested.

http://www.kubuntu.org/documentation.php

http://kubuntu101.blogspot.com/

Specifically to samba and Kubuntu.

http://kubuntu101.blogspot.com/2005/...ing-samba.html

I'd still suggest taking a read at the samba links in my first post to gather a decent understanding of what's happening "behind the curtain" so to speak. Sometimes gui tools can leave you in the dark as far as configuration, and that can cause real headaches when something breaks.
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 10-21-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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Peacedog,

From your links I discovered that samba on kubuntu allows only non-encrypted passwords to allow access to the share, whereas windows transmits only encrypted passwords by default.

There is a registry fix but it isn't very good according to some users due to subsequent problems that emerge in Windows.

Sooo, the only thing I've found is that adding the following code lines to samba.conf

encrypt passwords = yes
smbpasswd file = /etc/smbpasswd

sometimes works to allow file sharing.

But when I modify the smb.conf file I can't save it because it says I don't have permission - BUT it doesn't ask me for my root password, either.... So I can't even see if those code lines will work.

That's where I'm at - dead ended.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 02:44 AM   #6
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I haven't used Kubuntu in awhile but if I'm not mistaken you should be able to right click on the file and under "actions" choose "Edit as root", than it should ask for your password before it opens the file and you should be able to save your edits. By the way once you get a working smb.conf, save a copy of it. They're pretty portable from one distro to another and having one you know works can be handy.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 09:28 AM   #7
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I haven't used Kubuntu in awhile but if I'm not mistaken you should be able to right click on the file and under "actions" choose "Edit as root", than it should ask for your password before it opens the file and you should be able to save your edits. By the way once you get a working smb.conf, save a copy of it. They're pretty portable from one distro to another and having one you know works can be handy.

Thanks - JUST tried that but no EDIT AS ROOT is there. So I opened it and then went to the toolbar edit hoping to see it there. No dice. Maybe I need another text editor or something? Who knows.

You know, Kubuntu seems quite a bit more difficult than Ubuntu. But maybe I was just lucky with Ubuntu -- although I did get two IP printers connected and working by myself in about two hours -- something that I can't seem to do in Kubuntu either -- but there WAS the same network password prob in Ubuntu. Oh well. Thanx for the info. Any new ideas appreciated. I'll try anything.
 
Old 10-22-2007, 12:33 PM   #8
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This should help.

https://help.ubuntu.com/6.10/kubuntu...t-editing.html

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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