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I began in Linux with a 'gift' of a pentium 120 with a workstation install of RH 7.2. With a lot of work, I was able to download the samba server rpm's for the smbd and nmbd daemons, and able to see the linux box on my home p2p WinME network, and able to share files w/no probs. I just recently updated to RH9, and I installed samba during the installation. After re-doing my smb.conf file using the same parameters as was used with my previous RedHat version, but am unable to be able to get samba to allow file sharing or browse it in WinME Network Neighborhood.
The only diff that I know of is that there was no firewall (ipchains) set up on the RH 7 o/s - since I have med. security set up on RH 9, could there be some settings that need to be manipulated in order for Samba to work with this security level? I have even re-installed RH 9, but have the same problem. I am able to ping by ip and by netbios name, the linux box from inside and from one of my ME boxes, and am able to SSH from the Win boxes into the linux box. I am also able, by running an ftp server (Cerberus)on one of the Win boxes, to transfer files from Win boxes to the linux box......