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Old 09-21-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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unable to start smb


Hi there,

well i am unable to configure and run my samba i am using RED HAT 9.0, well i have searched the previos posts and got some web-pages which are really very helpful, but i am unable to understand where i am missing out. I am using cable internet, with a proxy server. I am able to use the internet easily on my linux box. The proxy server is winxp.

Its ip address is 192.168.0.1
gateway 255.255.255.0
the Primary dsn is 202.144.115.4
the Secondry dsn is 202.144.66.6

now my ip address is 192.168.0.8.
well whenever i am starting my "Network Servers" from the GNOME then i am getting a message with a title window "Can't Display Location"

Couldn't display "smb:///", because Nautilus cannot contact the SMB master browser.
Check that an SMB server is running in the local network.


Well i have started the SMB server and i have made sure that it is running by confirming the services ..

service smb restart

So could you please tell me how to connect to a network i am woking in, and also to browse through the shared folders withing my network.

i am able to ping my computers in my network with out any problem

please help
 
Old 09-22-2004, 08:19 AM   #2
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Hi Tonan,

Please clarify the following points:

1. your gateway cannot be 255.255.255.0 (this must be the netmask)
2. and what is the IP Address of the machine on which smb is running? can u ping it? can u see all [OK] when u do service smb restart on the samba server?
3. what do u mean by starting network servers from gnome?

Since we are in the same city, feel free to contact me at 9899010103, so that we can try and sort this out faster.

Regards

Subhasis Ray
 
Old 09-22-2004, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thanyou very much Mr. Subhasis, so glad that you intend to help me.. Well sorry about the gateway, you are right its my subnet mask.

My gateway is 192.168.0.1 in which my cable net is installed, we have a network here in our home, i live in Shakarpur by the way.

Now i have win 2000 and Red hat Linux 9.0

I was able to connect to the net using my linux on mozilla, but i was unable to work the smb, i made sure that the service is restarted for smb and yes they showed all ok.....

Well i use GNOME and in my menu, when i click the red hat icon, there is an option called "Network Servers"

but anyways my ip address is 192.168.0.8
The only problem i am facing is that when the net is working properly and i am able to ping my network comps, which are

192.168.0.1
192.168.0.2
192.168.0.4
192.168.0.8(my system)

i am unable to start smb, which is i am unable to do this

\\192.168.0.1 and view the shared files of that machine.. or even the printers...

It would be very kind of you if you'd help..

Saurav
 
Old 09-23-2004, 12:07 AM   #4
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Hi Sourav,

If I am not wrong, you are talking about 2 different things:

1. Connecting your internal LAN(192.168.0.0) to the internet
2. Running SAMBA within your LAN so that u can exchange files between the windoze and linux boxes.

In this you are experiencing that you cannot start the samba daemons. So if this is correct, I would require a bit more information from you:

1. What domain/workgroup name is set on the Win machines?
2. Have you entered the same name in your /etc/samba/smb.conf file?]
3. When you restart the smb daemons, what do u see? It should be something like:


[root@linuxbox root]# service smb restart
Shutting down SMB services: [ OK ]
Shutting down NMB services: [ OK ]
Starting SMB services: [ OK ]
Starting NMB services: [ OK ]
[root@linuxbox root]#

Then if you type service smb status at the prompt:

u shoud get something like:

[root@linuxbox root]# service smb status
smbd (pid 11222) is running...
nmbd (pid 11226) is running...
[root@linuxbox root]#


Check these first. In trouble, give me a buzz

Cheers

Subhasis Ray
 
Old 09-23-2004, 07:00 AM   #5
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Respected Sir,

i know i may sound stupid but i have already done what you have asked me to do. But still i am not able to browse the network.

My problem remains the same, after doing everything when click the network servers which is located in the Gnome menu, which is like a red hat, (i see the menu there) the error msg is same,

Couldn't display "smb:///", because Nautilus cannot contact the SMB master browser.
Check that an SMB server is running in the local network.



Is this has something to do with my windows network, well i am looking again to the matter and if i am helpless i shall disturb you again.. sorry 4 that inconvenience,,,

with due respect
Saurav (tonan)
 
Old 09-24-2004, 07:40 AM   #6
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respected subhasis, thankyou very much,, i followed your steps carefully and now my network is up and i can view my files on the remote windows machine and vice-versa.. thankyou very much for you support,i would be glad enough if you could be me any of your email address...
i cannot send private messages to you since i am not a member.. i would also like to be a member how would that be possible
 
  


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